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My uvula is swollen to the point its laying on my tounge and

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My uvula is swollen to the point its laying on my tounge and i have white patches on one side of my tonsils which are both very swollen. We have an urgent care to go be seen at today. I havent had the appetite I usually have ;and a Horrible headache... I just take execederine to relieve the headache. I think maybe i have tonsilitis?? and should be treated. Any suggestions?? Please help.. THanks , Courtney
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 6 years ago.
Hi Courtney. Welcome to JustAnswer. I shall try my best to assist you while you are corresponding with me.

This does indeed seem like acute follicular tonsilitis.
You should start on anti inflammatory medication - Ibuprofen (Brufen, Motrin, Advil) 800 mg thrice daily.
Gargles with warm saline water and chlorhexidine four times to five times a day.
Antibiotics will be required - they are prescription medication and will be prescribed by your doctor. Co amoxiclav (Augmentin) will be a good choice.
If you have nasal congestion then you should also use decongestant medication like pseudoephidrine.
A good anti histamine like Cetrizine twice daily.
Voice rest.
Bed rest.
Steam inhalations will be very beneficial as well.
In case of difficulty in breathing you should contact an Urgent Care or ER immediately.
Once the acute phase is over this can be dealt with by a tonsillectomy after a detailed ENT consultation.
Hope this helps.
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