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Throat pain, swollen tonsil, on steroids and medication not curing. Suggestion?

Long story short, but i was sick for 3 or 4 months. the doctors thought it was Strep at first, then they thought it was mono. I went to 3 different doctors and was in the hospital getting blood work done and no one could give me a straight answer. Worst pain in my throat and i literally could not talk because of how much my tonsils had swollen up, and i naturally have very big tonsils as it is so it is a very big problem. i was told by my ENT to get my tonsils and adenoids removed but for personal reasons i am not getting the surgery done. But BOTH my tonsils are still very swollen and its been months now. I was on a lot of medications and a steroid for a coupe months! Any advise as to how to get the swelling down without the surgery??? Thank you!
Asked On : Sat, 12 Oct 2013
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Hello

welcome in H.C.M

I have gone through your query regarding recurrent tonsillitis giving you severe throat pain and your doctor had advice you for surgery, but you not prepare for surgery.

here after analysing all facts of your medical history I would like suggest you for surgery because diseased tonsils are the site for harburing strep. No doubt at present you are not having strep but these non functional tonsils may become problemetic at any time, so surgery is the correct treatment for you. There are different methods of operation like conventional surgery, laser surgery , coblation surgery. This is a very comfortable & minor surgery.

If even you do not agree for operation, you may do-

1- Culture & sensitivity of throat swab and according to this report use antibiotic in full theraputic dose and duration or till your throat swab becomes sterile in three consequtive cultures.

2- Make a habbit of doing warm saline gargling daily.

3- Avoid spicy food and chillies.

4- Please remain in touch of doctor and care for complication if any appears.

I hope your query is answered.

Regards.
Answered: Fri, 18 Oct 2013
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