I went to the doctors thinking I had tonsillitis, he looked at my tonsils and gave me penicillin, I took 8 a day for a week and finished the course. The pain went for a few days but now it's been a week and it's returned. Is there anything else I could take to reduce the pain?& could it be something other than tonsillitis? One tonsil has been really swollen but the other has been fine and I've not had any white dots on them.