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difference between herpangina and tonsillitis

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Different location: Mumps usually infects the parotid glands located at the side of the jaw line. Not the tonsils in the back of the throat.

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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amandeep Kaur
9 years experience in Family Medicine
Sore throat: peritonsillar abcess may have a very swollen and fluctuant tonsil with uvula deviated to opposite side. In tonsillitis, deviation of uvula, fluctuatio ... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
26 years experience in Pediatrics
Entirely different: Mumps is specifically an infection of the parotid glands, salivary glands located on the side of your face. It is caused by a type of virus called a ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Tonsillitis: Chronic vs. Recurrent. If the tonsillitis is recurring frequently, the tonsils may not be functioning effectively and require removal. Please go and ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Mund
45 years experience in Rheumatology
A lot: Tonsilitis is a general term denoting inflammation in the tonsils in the throat. Usually infectious in nature but may not be. Chlamydia is a type of i ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Schneider
44 years experience in Integrative Medicine
Strep: Severe strep infection is an infection caused by the strep bacteria. Tonsillits is the area where the infection is occurying. 'Tonsillitis' means in ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Duration: Acute means the infection is new and has just developed. Chronic means the infection has been there for quite some time.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Chlamydia can B oral: It's possible 2 get chlamydia, gonorrhea & other stds in the mouth. Tonsillitis can b caused by infections other than chlamydia or gonorrhea, such as ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
34 years experience in Aesthetic Medicine
Infection: Tonsillitis is an infection of the tonsil you feel ill have a sore throat, fever, swollen tonsils often with a white exudate or film on them. The sto ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Description/diagnoss: Tonsillitis is just a lay term for the tonsils being infected or inflamed. Glandular fever is a lay term usually linked to EB Virus mononucleosis, a s ... Read More

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