Thank you for your question. A chronically swollen tonsil is not something to let slide. The tonsils are glands like any other in the body and form of part of our defense system against the world at large. Usually they flare up when an invader is trying to break through but the body either gets rid of the invading molecule or you develop a systemic immune response. Either way the gland will return to normal size within 1-3 weeks. Eight months is way too long.
There are other conditions that result in prolonged enlarged lymph nodes apart from infection. These are to numerous to discuss in this forum. I would strognyl advise that you make an appointment with a health care practitioner, either myself or someone else, to have the underlying cause of the enlarged lymph node explained.
You can contact me via www.healthnation.co.za for an appointment.
Many thanks and warm regards