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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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User :   Hey
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :  
how can i help you?
User :   I have swollen tonsils and lately i have been having a horrible fever.
User :   i havnt seen a doctor yet
Doctor :  
User :   and i noticed tonigght that there are 3 swollen lumps in my neck that are hard
Doctor :  
User :   im only 17 and im worried something is wrong
User :   can you please tell me anything so i can relax?
Doctor :  
do you have fever, swallowing difficulty, pain with swallowing?
Doctor :  
i will help you with this
User :   yes i have all 3 of those
Doctor :  
first you need to go to a doctor who will examine your tonsils and tell you what kind of infection is there
Doctor :  
you will need prescription for antibiotics to treat that
Doctor :  
and may be culture sensitivity if there is pus draining out
Doctor :  
the lumps in your neck
Doctor :  
are probably the swollen and inflammed lymph nodes that are draining the tonsils
Doctor :  
they will be normal with antibiotics
User :   ive always had one lump on the lower part of my neck but its gotten stiff and now there are 2 more
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :  
do you have tonsil problem chronically?
Doctor :  
or this is the first episode?
User :   its happened twice before
User :   this time it feels alot worse though
Doctor :  
in chronic problems, the lymph nodes are affected and can present as what you are having now
Doctor :  
so don not worry
Doctor :  
get an examination done
Doctor :  
things will be better

Doctor :  
also do warm salt water gargling two-three times a day
Doctor :  
this will relieve pain and help in healing faster
User :   thank you for your time!
Doctor :   thanks for consulting healthcare magic
Doctor :  
bye for now
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