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Swollen tonsil and dr throat at times.

Hi all im waiting for my doctors appointment but wanted a bit of reassurance whilst im waiting. I have smoked quite a few years but not heavy. My mum passed away 6 weeks ago and prior to that she was in hospital 5 weeks. She was poorly and so her everyday and i was very stressed with worry. During the 5 weeks she was in hospital and 6 weeks she as been past i did smoke quite heavy. I quit 2 weeks ago and its the best thing i have done. But what worries me is for the last 8 weeks my left tonsil seems to swell at times and my throat seems dry as well. Wonder why this could be or if any one as had this id like to hear. i have no pain at all and i haven't been drinking a lot of fluids which i know i should be and will do. thankyou
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Hello and hope you are doing well.

As your doctor diagnosed, it could be tonsillitis. Throat pain, difficulty swallowing, fever, scratchiness in the throat, post nasal drip, malaise and loss of appetite are symptoms of tonsillitis. It can be caused by bacteria like streptococcus or it could be a viral infection. Bacterial infections need antibiotics. So, continue with the antibiotics and for the pain you can use OTC Acetaminophen.

Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
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Hello and hope you are doing well.

The swollen tonsil and the dry throat could be due to an infection. Check to see if it is a fungal infection. Also, sometimes the dryness could be due to GERD, (Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease), where the acid contents of the stomach came up into the esophagus. And smoking may aggravate this along with stress. So, continue with smoking avoidance and consult your doctor for an evaluation.

Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
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Hi
I have visited my doctor and he said my right tonsil was swelled and inflamed. He said it looked healthy and didn't it was any thing serious. He as put me on antibiotics ( Amoxicillin 500 ) 6 day course. Im now in to my 2nd day and the red inflamed as gone and my tonsil seems to have got smaller. What do you think? Thank you
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Hello

I am on my last day of my antibiotics and seen some difference. The inflamed redness as gone and the swelling as gone down a lot but still there a bit. The last few days i been getting cold/flu like symptons cough. sneezing, runny nose and loosing my voice a little but no pain. This must be all the tar coming away! Why do you think my tonsil is still swelled a little bit? Thankyou
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Hello and hope you are doing well.

Persisting infection or inflammation can cause the swollen tonsil. It may take a few weeks for complete resolution of your symptoms. Complete your antibiotic course and you could take OTC anti-inflammatory medications to help reduce the swelling. In the meantime try to boost up your immunity by eating a well-balanced diet. And do salt water gargling to help clear your throat. Take Care.

Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
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