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How long soes tonsilitis usually last? Is it normal to have lumps on your throat and tongue for 9 months?

By Anonymous December 19, 2010 - 8:18am
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I got tonsilitis for the first time in April this year. I am 32 and am wondering why it would start as an adult. I dont think it has actually gone away, it improves somewhat and then flares up again every few weeks. When it improves my throat feels better but my tonsils still look swollen. I also have a lump on my tongue and one on my throat, both quite close to my right tonsil, that wont go away.
I am allergic to antibiotics but have tried echinacea (which usually works well for me), olive leaf throat spray, coloidal silver & betadine throat gargle.
If anyone has any advice it would be muchly appreciated. Thanks

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Tonsillitis would not go away with echinacea, and is caused by either a viral or bacterial infection. It would generally last about a week with appropriate treatment, but there are cases that tonsillitis becomes chronic and surgery to remove tonsils is necessary.

Have you been properly diagnosed with tonsillitis by a doctor? It is important to have a medical evaluation to know the underlying cause, and receive treatment based on your specific case, as an ongoing condition with ongoing symptoms lasting 8 months can lead to complications. You can read more at: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/tonsillitis/DS00273.

December 19, 2010 - 8:29am
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Anonymous (reply to Alison Beaver)

Thanks Alison,
I have been diagnosed with tonsillitis by two different doctors, they suggested using throat gargles and rest. After reading your msg and checking out a few websites I went back to the doctor I visited originally and she has reffered me to a specialist. She did mention the word chronic and that I might have to have my tonsills out....

January 2, 2011 - 5:06am
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