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Sore throat, cough, swollen tonsil. Cure for symptoms?

I have had an on going cough and slightly sore throat for about 2 months now. About a week ago I also had some type of stomach flu. With my throat still being a little sore I looked in the mirror today and noticed a red line on one of my tonsils that almost looks like a cut. The tonsil is obviously swollen compared to the other side of my throat. What should I do here considering all the symptoms are only minor?
Asked On : Sat, 27 Apr 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Sep 2013
Hello, thanks for the query to H.C.M.
Recurrent tonsillitis is a most common disease particularly during a season when plenty of pollen and mites are in the air, in which we take breath.
Usually acute tonsillitis responds very well to antibiotics and cures within 4-5 days.
When this tonsillitis associated with allergy it is very difficult to treat this condition because immunity decreases and allergens causes recurrent infection ( prone to infection)
So the best way for you is to take simultaneously treatment for allergy and infection.
The treatment period , you have to lengthen from ordinary 7-10 days period.
Please get in blood examination for C B C and E S R ( some say non-specific) .
If possible have a swab of tonsils and send for culture for best result but this is a job of a doctor.
Good luck. Dr. HET
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General & Family Physician Dr. Mukesh Tilgam's  Response
you have not properly explain about common cold symptoms .But according to your symptoms
you may suffering with pharyngitis with tonsillitis If history of common cold since long time
it may be case of bronchial allergy . you should consult E.N.T. Surgeon .
till i will advise you to do salt water gargle
take care
Answered: Sat, 27 Apr 2013
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