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White bumps on tonsil, not comfortable. Prescribed medication. How to get rid of it?

Hi, I am Beena, age 34 I would like to ask you a question on tonsil , I have white bumps appearing on my tonsil, It is not comfortable. The doctor suggested me to have Mucaine gel prior to food, Tantum liq to gargle and tab Allegra120 mg for 10 days. Can I remove my tonsil or is there any other way for me to get rid of it. Thank you .
Asked On : Mon, 18 Feb 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Jun 2015
Hello dear...
The symptoms mentioned in your post suggests that you might be having Acute Tonsillitis.
Management consists of:
1. Gargle with warm salt water to relieve throat pain.
2. Analgesics like paracetamol
3. Antibiotics like amoxicillin to remove the causative organism of Tonsillitis.
4. Antihistamines can also be used to provide symptomatic relief.
If symptoms still will be better to consult an ENT specialist.
There is no need to will be perfectly fine.
Wishing you a speedy recovery.
Thanks & take care.
Answered: Tue, 19 Feb 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Shoaib Khan's  Response
Hello and welcome to HCM.

Thank you for your query.

It appears you have an infection of the tonsils. This could either be tonsillitis or strep throat. Both of these condition require treatment with antibiotics. It is highly unlikely that this is an allergic reaction or caused by halitosis.

You have been prescribed medication for pain management, a hypersensitivity reaction, and an antiseptic mouth wash. This therapy will not suffice.

Your condition can be treated with simple antibiotic therapy. Surgical removal of tonsils is only required in cases of recurrent tonsillitis, as like all surgeries this surgery also carries its risks. Please discuss the possibility of adding antibiotics to your regimen.

I hope this information helps. Feel free to write back to me for any further clarifications.

Best wishes.
Answered: Tue, 19 Feb 2013
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