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Diagnosed with tonsillitis, have one jaw blocked with pain, one side swollen post treatment. Normal?

Hi, I went to the er last Saturday night & was told I had tonsillitis even though I m almost positive that it was strep throat . They gave me amoxicillin & I have been taking it for 5 days now. The right side of my tonsils is completely healed it seems, however, the left side hurts worse than ever & it has locked my jaw to where I can barely get a spoon in my mouth :( The left side is still very swollen too.....what should I do....or is this normal? Please help! (Trisha)
Asked On : Mon, 23 Jul 2012
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Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 's  Response
July 2014
thanks for your query,
the features you are presenting with looks like there is infection of the potential spaces (pterygomandibular space) secondary to tonsilitis... you need to take a broad spectrum antibiotics and antianaerobics (combination of penicillin and metronidazole), this should work..consult a ENT surgeon or dental surgeon for opinion..
Answered: Sun, 2 Mar 2014
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