Tonsils are swollen-Need help

I'm so fricken annoyed. I don't have any diseases or anything, but the only Doctor I can go to with my Medicade thing or whatever won't let me get my tonsils out until I'm 16, and I can't stop coughing, my tonsils are so swollen I can't even drink water. Even my tongue is swollen, and I haven't eaten all day because of it. I don't know what to do. I've tried cough drops, I've tried a mint leaf, I've tried everything that I can, and nothing works. For now, how do I get the swelling to go down at least a little so that I can eat SOMETHING? Please help.