Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
165 Doctors are Online

Swollen tonsils, difficulty talking, swallowing, breathing. What should I do?

My right tonsil has been swollen for the past week or so, and is getting worse. I find that I am having a more difficult time talking, swallowing , and sometimes breathing. It seems as though my uvula and tonsils are closing the gap for my esophagus and windpipe. Have no insurance at this time, and not too sure what I should do.
Asked On : Sat, 23 Feb 2013
Answers:  1 Views:  51
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics
Emergency Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Hi Amybolte,
Thanks for writing your query.

After reading your post, it seems that you are having tonsillitis and needs proper medical attention.

You can take anti-inflammatory like Ibuprofen one tablet twice a day afer meals along with an antacid like Omeprazole 20 mg for relief from pain and swelling.

Antibiotic should be added to treat the causative organism.
You can take Azithromycin 500 mg once a day for 3 days along with a probiotic preparation.

Warm saline gargles are also helpful in reducing your symptoms.
If possible get yourself examined and investigaed by an ENT specialist.

I hope this is helpful to you.
Answered: Sat, 23 Feb 2013
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor