What's the next step? Swollen Tonsils.


Q: I have a very swollen tonsil and then a slightly swollen other tonsil. I was tested for Mono and given a throat culture everything came back negative. I then went to a throat doctor who prescribed Augmentin twice a day for ten days and two days worth of steroid to try and get the swelling down. The steroid did nothing and I am almost done choking down the 10 days worth of Augmentin and there has been zero change. I have never had a problem with my tonsils in the past and am wondering now what the doctors next step would probably be. I have another appointment but I'm at school so its not for another week and a half.


A:   This question is currently in queue and will be answered shortly by one of our doctors. In the meantime you may browse our library of answered questions by clicking here.

Related Q&A

Q: Hi I had an MRI due to migraines and confused and extremely worried about the results. I don't have access to the rep...

Q: I am so scared. I had to have five ct scans this year to various issues. Am I at risk for cancer?

Q: I was in an auto accident three weeks ago and was badly bruised in my upper left breast area. The bruising is gone, b...

Q: What is actually tested in an autopsy when toxicology tests are done?

Q: Good Evening, I am a 31 year old male, height 72.5 inches, weight 179lbs (BMI 24.3), and I was recently, June 13t...


Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon