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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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Suggest treatment for tonsillitis

Both of my tonsils seem to be infected, the right tonsil has white spots on it and is swollen, the left has black spots but does not look swollen. When i swollow its very painfull, and i have been drinking lots of water and consuming strepsils but it just seems to be getting worse. Ive also been feeling quite dizzy when standing and my head hurts quite alot. Ive had this for 2days now, does this seem to be acute tonsilitis or something worse?
Mon, 14 Dec 2015
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Ayurveda Specialist 's  Response
1. Regarding difficulty in swallowing it could be due to enlarged tonsils, [white stops could be due to diptheria, peritonsillar abscess] but prior to any medication ask for Barium swallow, indirect laryngoscopy, and oesophagoscopy.

PS. bland and soft diet, more of milk, avoid hot drinks and spicy foods.
. Do not lie down immediately after food, take small, non bulky meals.
. Head high position at night.

2. Removal of Tonsils will have no health related issues, and seek an opinion of ENT Doctor.

PS. Avoid fried food,cold drinks, ice cream and taken tablet Septilin [twice daily] till need for Tonsillectomy is desired.

3. Tonsillectomy can be advised if:
. Tonsillar lymph nodes are persistently enlarged and tender.
. When a hidden septic focus is suspected (low grade fever,anorexia,not gaining weight)
. Persistent dry cough and mouth breathing is there.
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