Posted by: Jinx | 2012/08/15

''Cold sore'' on tonsil

Hi Doc

Ive had a sore tonsil for a while, my GP today prescribed some anti-biotics and diagnosed it as having a cold sore on my tonsil....surely it would not last so long, and would it not go away on its own like when you get a cold sore on your lip? Am wondering if it could be a little more serious than just an cold sore? Thanks Jinxi

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The sore can be due to an allergic reaction to food, medicine or dental products. Another possible cause can be from irritation from hard foods that caused a scratch on the tonsil, hench the canker sore. It normally heals within a week or three. If it does not improve, you can reconsult your doctor for further treatment.


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