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I have a very large tonsil. My wind passage has been reduced

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Hi, I have a very large tonsil. My wind passage has been reduced significantly and I have a fever
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: Paracetamol and ibuprofen
JA: Is there anything else the Doctor should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: I woke up with the tonsil on Tuesday morning, the size seemed to be steady until tonight when it has grown a lot
Submitted: 14 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 14 days ago.

What are your age and gender?

What are the treatments and investigations done?

How high is your fever? Do you have a sore throat, difficulty in swallowing, body aches, muscle pain, fatigue?

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
34, male
No treatment, just paracetamol and ibuprofen.
I don't have a thermometer, but I'm sweating, it's very painful to swallow and body aches, muscle pain and fatigue
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 14 days ago.

Thanks for the further information.

I am writing the answer for you and will get back to you in 5 minutes.

Unless you wish to speak in person, you can ignore the request for a phone call automatically generated by the website, not by me.

Thank you.

Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 14 days ago.

Apologies for any intrusion of those automatic offers for phone calls. These are produced by the website automatically and outside of my control.

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Thank you. I can't speak very well with the tonsil, so I'll wait for your message.
I have a history of quinsy's. I've had it 3 times prior, but not for 12 years
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 14 days ago.

The following are advised;

1) Rapid strep test

2) Throat swab.

3) Covid test.

You may call your GP today to schedule it.

The following meanwhile would help it;

1) Warm saline/saltwater gargles

2) Lozenges

3) Rest to throat; less talking!

4) Warm fluids; increase the fluid otherwise also.

5) Continue paracetamol/Ibuprofen.

You may need a course of antibiotics with your symptoms and past medical history.

I hope your symptoms resolve soon.

I would be happy to assist you further if you need any more information.
Thanks for using Just Answer.

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Thank you
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 14 days ago.

You are very welcome.

Wishing you a speedy resolution and all the very best in life.

It was a pleasure to assist you.

I sincerely hope that I have helped you and that I have earned my 5-star rating today!

Thank you.

Stay blessed.