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How can you reduce swollen tonsils?

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Dr. Matthew Russell
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Depends

It depends on why your tonsils are large.
If your tonsils are enlarged suddenly due to a bacterial infection (tonsillitis) then you may need antibiotics. If your tonsils are always large even when you are not sick, you could have them removed if you have sleep apnea. If only one tonsil is large, you should be seen by an ENT surgeon.

In brief: Depends

It depends on why your tonsils are large.
If your tonsils are enlarged suddenly due to a bacterial infection (tonsillitis) then you may need antibiotics. If your tonsils are always large even when you are not sick, you could have them removed if you have sleep apnea. If only one tonsil is large, you should be seen by an ENT surgeon.
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