About two weeks ago I had a bad upper respiratory viral infection. Fever, congestion, sore throat, throbbing headache, lost my voice, terrible cough, the whole nine yards. I've been symptom free for about a week, and yesterday I started to feel a little pain on the left side of my throat. I looked in the mirror with a flashlight, and my left tonsil was swollen. Allergies are super bad in my area right now, and I get a lot of allergy symptoms every spring so I didn't think much of it. This afternoon the pain got worse, so I checked my throat again. While my left tonsil is still quite swollen, it's not super red, it doesn't have any white patches, it's just swollen and painful. I'm not sure if it is strep, related to my allergies, or what, but just looking for some ideas on what it could be. My temperature is 98.8, and other than the sore throat I feel fine. I don't want to go to the doctor if I don't have to, as I was there twice with what I had going on two weeks ago. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
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replied May 31st, 2018
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These findings are consistent with inflammation of tonsil.As you are afebrile hence it can be allergic. Use antiallergic like fexofenadine to settle the issue. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
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Khan


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replied May 31st, 2018
Hello and Welcome

I appreciate your concern

If the swelling is painless and is leading to any obstructive symptoms such as choking upon water or bits of food then it requires further workup. A tonsillectomy may be advised to determine a histopathological tissue based diagnosis in consultation with your doctor.


Wishing you best of health

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