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    Hi!

    I recovered from strep throat about 2 weeks ago now, I've been feeling fine up until now, as I've recently developed a slightly larger tonsil on my right side and a mild sore throat. However it's my tonsil that hurts, not my throat. I did have a horrible tonsil stone in there the other day that I managed to dislodge, could it be irritation from this that will go down in a couple of days? I go on holiday tomorrow night and I'm just praying that it's not a strep infection again! Did anyone else feel the same symptoms after recovering from strep?
    I don't feel nauseous, tired, weak or anything anymore. Just wondering whether anyone else had a swollen tonsil for a couple of weeks after! Is it normal for the sore tonsils to linger for a while without having strep?

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    Hey, I've never had strep throat before but I have had tonsillitis before so I'm not sure how helpful i'll be. Have you been off medication for 2 weeks? If your tonsil has become enlarged again, this may be because it is filtering out bacteria that has become resistant to the specific antibiotic (assuming this is what you were taking) you had and therefore have started to multiply again. This is most likely the case if there is another infection. If you develop any more symptoms or your tonsil keeps getting larger, I'd definitely recommend going back to the doctors, even if it is a doctors near where you are staying on holiday, and they'll probably prescribe you a different antibiotic.
    Best of luck!
 
 
 
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