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    Old 07-25-2016, 06:37 AM   #1
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    Chronically Enlarged Tonsil

    I've had a chronically enlarged right tonsil for ~10 years since catching mono. I had a terrible case of mono that took about a year to get rid of.

    It has always looked pretty gross, but I mostly ignored it until recently contracting a bad case of strep throat. It took two rounds of anti-biotics to eliminate, but a month later both tonsils are still enlarged.

    I know one option is surgery, which I would prefer to avoid if at all possible, and I've read it can also take several months for tonsils to reduce in size after contracting strep.

    Has anyone had any luck with non-surgical treatments, especially for chronically enlarged tonsils? I did have extremely low Vitamin D & B12 on a recent blood test. Testosterone was also very low. I've started supplements for Vitamin D & B12 about 1.5 months ago when I caught Strep - but it hasn't had any obvious help/effect on the enlarged tonsils yet.

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    Old 07-25-2016, 05:06 PM   #2
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    Re: Chronically Enlarged Tonsil

    Your best bet is removal.

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