Q. My left tonsil is swollen, and it is causing some pain. Could this be allergies?

Answered by
Dr. Prathish Kumar
and medically reviewed by Dr. Sneha Kannan
This is a premium question & answer published on May 22, 2020
I have always had trouble with my tonsils. I get tonsil stones frequently and snore. For the past month I have had a mild sore/scratchy throat. I can tell my left tonsil is swollen, and it is causing some pain. Sometimes the pain reaches my ear, but not often. My doctor did a swab to check for infections but it came back clean. Could this be allergies? I have never had allergies before, except for asthma as a child. I have no other symptoms.  

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Dr. Prathish Kumar

General Medicine Internal Medicine


I understand that you are worried about your long term tonsil problem..

Tonsil enlargement could be due to infection or as a part of some other disease If your swab is negative, we need to investigate for other possibilities also I would suggest you some investigations for the same Meanwhile also take the tablets as prescribed

Investigations to be done:


Probable diagnosis:

Tonsillar enlargement inder evaluation

Treatment plan:

T. Cefuroxime 500mg 1tab twice daily for 1week after food
T. Aceclofenac + Serratiopeptidase 1tab twice daily agter foof for 5day
Betadine throat gargle thrice daily

Regarding follow up:

Review with investigations

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