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Tonsils swollen with pain. Should be treated emergency?

hello. i had the feeling that my throat was closing up or that my tonsils were very swollen so i took a look in the mirror and they are huge! i went down to show my grandma and she was shocked at the appearance of my throat. she had looked at them with a flash light. i took the flash light and had a look myself and they are huge and have very red veins covering them. my right lymph node is swollen and has been for about a month on and off accompanied with pain. I am not really sure what i have or if i should go to the emergency room or wait for an appointment with the doctor. also do you think i am okay to go to school tomorrow?
Asked On : Sat, 8 Dec 2012
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Oct 2013
hello dear
thanks for your query at HCM
red swollen tonsil, pain , lymph node enlargement indicate its infection of tonsil (tonsillitis).
tonsillitis is not emergency condition, there is no need to hurry for er .
but take physician consultation soon.
till then you can take following medication
1 take tab paracetamol 500 mg thrice daily
2 tab azythromycin 500 mg one tab per day
these medication will be enough until you visit doctor.
you can go to school if you dont have have any fever.
hope i answered your query
Answered: Tue, 15 Oct 2013
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