I am a 25-year-old female with one tonsil larger than the other and suffered from tonsilitis several times. What should I do?

Q. How to treat tonsillitis in a 25-year-old female?

Answered by
Dr. Vivek Gogia
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Feb 15, 2023 and last reviewed on: Sep 10, 2023

Hello doctor,

I am a 25-year-old female. I recently went to a local urgent care and complained of jaw pain, but I believe it is related to a tooth. The doctor swabbed a tonsil that has always been larger than the others and tested positive for streptococcus B. I was given a Z-pack, and the pain subsided. But the tonsil is always larger than the other. As I said, it has been that way for as long as I can remember. But I have had a handful of tonsillitis cases. What should I do in this case? Kindly help.



Welcome to icliniq.com.

I read your query and can understand your concern. You need first to tell whether the pain was radiating to the ear or not, any history of trauma to the jaw, any history of previous dental issues, and any history of hard bites. You should get an orthopantomogram done after you visit a dentist to decide further if it is because of tonsillitis. Do you have symptoms like throat pain, fever, or swelling in the neck below the jaws? Streptococcus positive can be an incidental finding. I hope this helps. Thank you and take care.

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