• over 2 years ago

    Could I have tonsillitis and would I need surgery?

    Hello. I am an 18 year old female and for as long as I can remember I wake up with a sore throat. In the beginning, I thought it was the start of a cold, but it's just my tonsils that are inflamed and red and it is constantly an issue. I also see some white spots(what looked like phlegm or puss) on my tonsils sometimes. I am also told that I snore loudly, so I went ahead and looked at my tonsils as they're swollen and saw how small of an airway I have. However, recently my tonsils became extremely painful that it became hard to swallow down my saliva, food, and water. The pain also went to my ears and made my neck hurt when I moved my head. I told my doctor what was wrong and he prescribed amoxicillin, and it worked. However, not even a week or two later, my tonsils are starting to hurt and swell again. What could be causing this issue. It's almost every other day or week that my tonsils get swollen and seems to get worse and worse. Could it be tonsillitis? If this is a constant issue, could tonsils removal surgery be an option? Would it help stop my snoring and sore throats?