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Paranchymatous tonsilitis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   hello?
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   hey i'm so glad you're here
User :   i think i have tonsilitis
User :   my tonsils have been swollen for about a week now
User :   and its not getting any better
Doctor :   ok
User :   the past two days its been so bad i haven't eaten
Doctor :   since when
User :   sunday
User :   i don't have insuance to go to the doctor
Doctor :   do u have difficulty in swallowind or painful swallowing
User :   so i'm trying to figure out myself
User :   painful swallowing
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   any fever
User :   no
User :   no fever
User :   no symptoms of anything
Doctor :   how big are the tonsils
User :   strep, mono, etc. etc.
Doctor :   do u have bad breath
User :   pretty big..
User :   not really
Doctor :   ok
User :   no fever
User :   no coughing
User :   no headache
User :   no fatigue
User :   no abdominal pain
Doctor :   it probably is paranchymatous tonsilitis
User :   sorry doctor, i know this is only five minutes worth
User :   can you help me out?
Doctor :   definetly
User :   what exactly is that?
User :   viral or bacterial?
Doctor :   no problem
Doctor :   it probably is bacterial
User :   so penicillin?
User :   i really don't want to go to the doctor and spend money
User :   i can't afford it
User :   i'm hoping it'll go away on its own
Doctor :   i cannot prescribe antibiotics as this is an online consultation
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   u can gargle with salt water
Doctor :   to reduce the size
User :   i've beend oin that
Doctor :   it will
Doctor :   dont worry
User :   recently
User :   i started accumulating phlegm
User :   and ear pain..
User :   its worrying me.
Doctor :   it is normal
Doctor :   to get
User :   my swelling is asymmetrical
Doctor :   ear pain
User :   i suspect its viral..
Doctor :   ok
User :   the left tonsil hurts more and is more swollen
Doctor :   does it have any white patch over it
User :   and its affecting my left ear only

Doctor :   ok
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