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I have one swollen, painful tonsil w tonsil stones. It hurts to swallow. Should I see a doctor?
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Dr. David Astrachan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Yes, it is infected and you need an antibiotic.
Although it might be viral, the likelyhood of bacterial infection is so high i treat cases like yours with either Clindamycin or penicillin.

In brief: Yes
Yes, it is infected and you need an antibiotic.
Although it might be viral, the likelyhood of bacterial infection is so high i treat cases like yours with either Clindamycin or penicillin.
Dr. David Astrachan
Dr. David Astrachan
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Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
What you perceive as a stone may in fact be something more serious like lymphoma or carcinoma.
It is much better to have it evaluated by an ear, nose & throat specialist. If it turns out to be nothing more than a stone, it may be be amenable to extraction.

In brief: Yes
What you perceive as a stone may in fact be something more serious like lymphoma or carcinoma.
It is much better to have it evaluated by an ear, nose & throat specialist. If it turns out to be nothing more than a stone, it may be be amenable to extraction.
Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt
Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt
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Dr. Robert Stuart
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
This could be a symptom of a bacterial infection that antibiotics could help.
Your doctor can do tests to find the cause.

In brief: Yes
This could be a symptom of a bacterial infection that antibiotics could help.
Your doctor can do tests to find the cause.
Dr. Robert Stuart
Dr. Robert Stuart
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