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Tonsil problems... ENT appointment. HELP

Hi guys please hear me out and comment advice or something to help me relax. A month and a half ago I had a really bad sore throat and red tonsils so I just kinda rode it out and took cold/flu medicine and hoped it would go away. It got progressively worse and so I made an appointment with a GP and she tested me for strep and mono both of which came out negative so she told me to keep taking cold/flu meds and tylenol to help with pain and wait it out. I did that. Eventually the pain got so bad and i couldn’t open my mouth or eat/drink for 4 days. I went to the ER where i was diagnosed and treated for a peritonsillar abscess (quinsy). I stayed in the ER for 7 hours and then they let me go and gave me a week worth of antibiotics and an emergency referral to an ENT. I went 2 weeks later to the ENT and my tonsils and lymph glands were still swollen despite having already finished my antibiotics. He said since it was my first case EVER of tonsillitis that I would have to come back in 2 months to see how they were doing and then determine if anything should be done. 

Thanks for staying with me so far haha so here we are. It’s been a month since i last saw the ENT doc however I cannot wait any longer. I called an made an appointment for next week and they got me in because i haven’t been able to sleep. My tonsils have been getting worse. They are giant and red. Not painful at all but i am having trouble swallowing food. I keep choking because there is such little room in the back of my throat. Also I can’t sleep at night because i keep waking up either for no reason at all or because all of a sudden i’m drooling enough to fill a pool (it’s gross). I haven’t slept well at all this past month and it literally feels like torture. 

So what kinda made me nervous is the fact that my tonsils don’t hurt at all anymore, i don’t have any fevers, and i also heard that it’s concerning when tonsils don’t respond to antibiotics. They look really rough and they are getting worse. 

I was hoping some of you could shed some light as to what I can expect at my next ENT appointment. I assume they are gonna be looking in my mouth a little closer this time. will they draw blood? will they put a camera in my mouth? I’m super nervous. I attached pics of my tonsils as deep as possible and just what it looks like when i open my mouth normally. Please help!


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  • 47805F3B-B62E-451C-922C-48EBA8E1E8B2: opening wide
  • 27FAB220-D87A-42EC-9E40-817EB9789A5A: simple opening of the mouth
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