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Swollen tonsels : Chronic sinus problems ? Tonsil removal ?

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I went to urgent care about a two weeks ago because my tonsels we so swollen that my they we touching. The doctor said I had strep and he gave me something to make the swelling go down and something for my strep because it hurt to the point of tears to drink, eat anything and my voice was going. I took all of the medication for the amount perscribe. 10-12 days later my tonsels we swollen again and they hurt badly. I have been drinking alot of tea and honey, motrin, and gargaling with salt and caynenne pepper. I think I have strep again and an ear ache. Why are my tonsels swollen again so soon? Will I have to have them removed?


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replied August 8th, 2007
Cold, Flu and Viral Infections Answer A3118
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Current medical status: I went to urgent care about a two weeks ago because my tonsels we so swollen that my they we touching and it hurt to the point of tears to drink, eat anything and my voice was going. I took all of the medication for the amount perscribe.The doctor said I had strep. 10-12 days later my tonsels we swollen again."








If you are experiencing chronic tonsillitis, you will probably experience problems with your tonsils quite often. People with chronic tonsillitis are frequently susceptible to developing throat infections. The infective agent has to be confirmed with a microbiological smear and a proper antibiotic should be taken. Streptococcus piogenes is the most common bacterial provoker of tonsillitis. It is usually treated with penicillin for 10 days at least. Chronic tonsillitis is treated surgically by removing the tonsils. But first, the ENT-specialist should examine the tonsils and evaluate their vulnerability to infections.








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