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Our 18YO daughter has been to an ENT before the Christmas

Holidays w/severely swollen tonsils. At...
Our 18YO daughter has been to an ENT before the Christmas Holidays w/severely swollen tonsils. At that time, he scheduled surgery for their removal for January 10, 2012. However, over the last two days her tonsils have swollen to the point where they are touching. She has no airway issues and has a low grade fever <100F. She has headaches with no relief and is on an antibiotic prescribed. Do you feel this nescessitates that she/we should see another ENT before the next week surgery, or should we just wait?
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Dr. Saha
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Hello,

I would advise to get her examined by doctor.

You can take her to her GP or urgent care.

The recent increase in swelling can be due to an infection.

She may need a course of antibiotic.

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I don't think she needs to go to an urgent care center at all, she has no airway restrictions and does not have a high fever, they will likely refer you back to her ENT. I do however think it is a good idea to see the ENT before the surgery, I think she will likely need a different antibiotic, possibly avelox or levaquin to treat her until she has surgery
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