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Swollen right tonsil, bumps behind tongue, severe cough, wheezing, mucus behind throat. Treatment?

My right tonsil is swollen and i have bumps on the back of my tongue . My throat doesnt hurt at all but i have a really bad cough. I wheez a lot when i cough, and feel like theres a lot of mucus in the back of my throat. I also have been constantly blowing my nose. Its been like this for about a week and hasnt got any better.
Asked On : Fri, 29 Mar 2013
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Hi char
you have got tonsillitis and posterior glossits which may cause chronic cough due to trickling down of secretion in the trachea by a process called post nasal drip(PND).

you may try a course of antibiotic like amoxycillin clavulanic acid 625 mg thrice daily and azithromycin 500 mg once daily, take plenty of fluids.

you may have concomitant asthma for which you must go for spirometry and accordingly inhaled bronchodilators can be prescribed.

if it does not work meet your doctor.
best wishes
Answered: Fri, 29 Mar 2013
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