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cause of tonsillitis

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Dr. David Mann
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tonsillitis: Most commonly infection with viruses (mono and many others) or bacteria (such as strep).
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Dr. Edwin Ishoo
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HPV: Most likely given your history, social activity and duration of pharyngitis. Certain types of HPV infections are connected to pharyngeal cancer. I str ... Read More
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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Separate problems: HPV doesn't cause tonsillitis. Oral HPV is less common than genital. Your partner may well have oral HPV but this fact and the tonsillitis are unrelat ... Read More
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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Infection: The tonsils can be infected with bacterial, such as strep or with a virus.
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Dr. Anifat Balogun
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tonsillitis: The most common causes of tonsillitis are the cold viruses (adenovirus, rhinovirus, etc). Bacterial infections of the tonsils can be caused by beta st ... Read More
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Dr. Linda Brodsky
41 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tonsil inflammation: Tonsillitis is a general term that describes tonsil inflammation. It can be "acute" when there is a sudden onset, active, often more severe infection ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
17 years experience Sleep Medicine
It can: Smoking cigarettes or other substances weakens your body defenses and can lead to throat and sinus infections.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
33 years experience Addiction Medicine
Tonsillitis: When we say this, we specifically mean an inflammation of the tonsil due to infection. So smoking on its own does not cause it. Can it contribute? Wit ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
You don't: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician ; get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiot ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Remedies: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiot ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Allergy: This is the body's reaction to materials it finds a necessity to eliminate. When you breathe in an allergen the reaction with antibodies creates an i ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ekizian
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Tonsillitis: Pharyngitis and tonsillitis are associated with throat pain or sore throat. Inflamed tonsils, such as may be found in strep throat, are swollen, red, ... Read More
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Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Multiple : Skin lesions Ulcerations Vaginal infections

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