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Pain in the throat, white spot on the tonsil, swollen tonsil and swollen lump behind the ear. What is happening?

Hello. My problem started out two or three days ago when I had extreme pain in my throat. There was a little white tonsil stone on my left tonsil, but I eventually got it out. Since then, my throat feels very swollen, and even swallowing my saliva is unbearable because of pain. I have been experiencing post nasal drip, but I have always had seasonal allergies. It has never been like this. My ears and teeth heart, and now there is a swollen lump on my neck behind my ear.
Asked On : Mon, 29 Apr 2013
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Welcome to HCM,
From history it seems that you might be having Acute Follicular Tonsillitis.
Due to acute infection you get severe throat pain, swelling of lymph nodes.
You may require a course of antibiotic and anti-inflammatory medicines course.
Consult your doctor and get examined.
Avoid cold drinks,fried and junk food.
Do warm water or Listerine gargles.
Ok and bye.
Answered: Mon, 29 Apr 2013
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