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How to get rid of severe tonsillitis ?

i have severe swollen tonsils and now become unable to swallow water. Wonder if i should go to er. i also have cfs tonsils
Asked On : Wed, 17 Aug 2011
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Pediatrician, Infectious Diseases 's  Response
Hi Katie
Welcome to hcm
Tonsil swelling when very enlarged may make swallowing or breathing difficult.its best to visit your Er
Before it worsens.please do not self medicate in such a condition.your doctor may prescribe medicines to resolve the pain and swelling and a antibiotics to cure the tonsillitis.
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Answered: Wed, 17 Aug 2011
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General & Family Physician Dr. Dhananjay's  Response
Inflammation of tonsil causes its enlargement. swollen tonsil causes difficulty in swallowing (causes pain), if it further enlarges then it can also lead to difficulty in breathing. U should get examined from doctor. usually the line of management is anti-inflammatory drugs (to control pain and inflammation which in turn decreases swelling) and antibiotics (to cure infection). Take soft diet and allow time for ur medications to act. If there is a repeated attack of tonsillitis then doctor may consider the option of tonsillectomy. take care bye.....
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