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Child has swelling in back of throat. Has cold, cough and chest infection. Taken antibiotics

My 12 year old daughter has a flap of skin or elongated swelling hanging from the back of her throat between the tonsil and uvula . It has just appeared this morning and seems to have grown since she first noticed it. She has had a bad cold, cough and chest infection for which she finished antibiotics a week ago. I m not sure how urgent it is but she is worried in case it grows larger and obstructs her breathing.
Asked On : Tue, 18 Dec 2012
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Hi ,
Thank you for your query..The symptoms that you are mentioning can be sinister. The swelling may represent a peri/paratonsillar abscess or an enlarged adenoid gland.If this swelling is obstructing her breathing then it might be dangerous. Do not panic and get you child examined by a good ENT surgeon.She might need an Xray or CT scan.I hope this helps you out. Wishing her a speedy recovery.
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Answered: Tue, 18 Dec 2012
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