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Self care for sore throat, enlarged right tonsil with white splotches - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   i have a soar throat with my right tonsil enlarged with white splotches and indentations
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plesae proceed with your query
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User :   my uvula is not to bad
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is there any fever, throat pain or cold associated?
User :   but this tonsil is freaking me out
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User :   no
User :   fever
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i will help you in this
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have you taken any medications as yet for this?
User :   i started doxycillin a day before this came on
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User :   drinking smoking and yelling at a ball game brought the soar throat on
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is there any throat pain?
User :   the tonsil doesnt quite reach the uvula
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User :   yes it starts out medium sore and gets milder as the day goes on
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i suggest that you do warm salt water gargling to soothe your throat
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is there any cough?
User :   no
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User :   no other resperatory ailments
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drink warm fluids
User :   will the antibiotic help or is it hurting it
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as per your description, it is probably an infectious tonissilitis
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and a examination by an ENT specialist will be good
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as you will need a antibiotic prescription for this
User :   unfortunately i travel for work and wont have access
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ok
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but you do need a antibiotic prescription such that it does not get worse
User :   can i cure it without additional antibiotics
User :   since im already on antibiotics
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you can take care of the pain and soreness with OTC painkillers and gargling
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even though you were on 1 antibiotic, still you got this tonsillitis
User :   well i drank heavily the first day of antibiotics
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so it is better to get an ENT examination
User :   ok
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and continue the gargling and Advil
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for pain
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