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Certainly have tonsillitis or strep after two weeks of a cold I now have white spots and SWOLLEN tonsils, what to do till I go todrs tomorrow 4swelling?

Certainly have tonsillitis or strep after two weeks of a cold I now have white spots and SWOLLEN tonsils, what to do till I go todrs tomorrow 4swelling?

Ibuprofen: You can take up to four 200mg pills 4x daily. When you see your doctor they can talk about prescription medication such as antibiotics and possibly oral steroids for pain/swelling. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Knox
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Tonsillitis (Definition)

Tonsillitis is a condition in which there is a swelling of the tonsils due to a bacterial or viral infection. Common symptoms include fever, and sore throat, ...Read more


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I took my lil girl to the hospital yesterday with a high fever and she has tonsillitis, fevers broke should she return to skool with swollen tonsils?

I took my lil girl to the hospital yesterday with a high fever and she has tonsillitis, fevers broke should she return to skool with swollen tonsils?

Wait: I would wait 3 days or so to let the antibiotic start taking effect and to let your daughter recover a little. Why send her right back when she may infect others and feel terrible. ...Read more

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Im 21 and i have had swollen tonsils my whole life and frequent tonsilitis. Im also a singer. If i get them removed, will it affect my singing?

Im 21 and i have had swollen tonsils my whole life and frequent tonsilitis. Im also a singer. If i get them removed, will it affect my singing?

Very likely: Removing the tonsils will likely affect your resonance so your voice may be altered. You should discuss your concerns with an Otolaryngologist as well as your singing teacher/coach. ...Read more

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How to treat swollen tonsils without having an operation?

That depends...: If the infections are infrequent than antibiotics will be enough. If the infections occur more than 6-8 times per year you should consider a tonsillectomy. ...Read more

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Are tonsils swollen when you have tonsillitis because they are full of pus?

Are tonsils swollen when you have tonsillitis because they are full of pus?

Inflammation: Swelling is often associated with inflammation. Tonsillitis refers to inflammation of the tissues in the back of the throat. The tonsils may or may not contain pus when inflamed. ...Read more

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I have white lines on my tonsils and I touched it a lil and it bleed a bit. I get tonsillitis 2xs a year is that related? My tonsils are swollen too

I have white lines on my tonsils and I touched it a lil and it bleed a bit. I get tonsillitis 2xs a year is that related? My tonsils are swollen too

Watchful waiting.: If you don't have a fever, don't have enlarged lymph nodes on the side of the neck, and you're otherwise feeling okay, you can probably wait a few days before seeing the doctor. The white lines could be pus... But not necessarily. Sometimes plain 'ole mucus can look like whitish lines on the tonsils. I would try gargling with warm salt water and some Ibuprofen for a few days, then see doc. ...Read more

Swollen Tonsils (Definition)

Tonsils that are larger than normal. This can be from many causes, most commonly infection, ...Read more