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I've been having swollen tonsils for about 2 weeks, what could it be?
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Dr. Michelle Marcincuk
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Several things
Could be an infection (typically will have associated pain); cryptic tonsils where they get large, trap debris, and then stay large.
If only one is large and not the other, or if they do not go back down to your "normal"size, you should see your doctor to rule out a problem that may require treatment (bacterial infection, tumor).

In brief: Several things
Could be an infection (typically will have associated pain); cryptic tonsils where they get large, trap debris, and then stay large.
If only one is large and not the other, or if they do not go back down to your "normal"size, you should see your doctor to rule out a problem that may require treatment (bacterial infection, tumor).
Dr. Michelle Marcincuk
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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine
In brief: Swollen tonsils
It could be an infection.
Try to gargle with warm water with one quarter teaspoon of salt in 8 oz of water. Three times per day. If swellin persists see your doctor.

In brief: Swollen tonsils
It could be an infection.
Try to gargle with warm water with one quarter teaspoon of salt in 8 oz of water. Three times per day. If swellin persists see your doctor.
Dr. Albert Pizzo
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