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does tonsillitis go away on its own

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
60 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: If you have a viral infection involving the tonsillar tissue, it is certainly possible that your immune system can eradicate the virus in about 2 week ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
30 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not usually: Infected or inflamed tonsils can be quite painful. A bacterial infection will usually respond in a couple of days to antibiotics - there are medicati ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Knox
37 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tonsillitis Go Away: Tonsillitis usually lasts five - seven days, whether viral or bacterial. If symptoms persist only a day or two, suspect an allergen or irritant, most ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Tonsillitis: Consult an ENT specialist.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Depends on cause: For instance - swelling related to Epstein-Barr virus ( mononucleosis) may be present for a long time.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
60 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Virus?: How do you know the cause of the infection is a virus? Rarely is the tonsil, even if inflamed, is specifically cultured for a virus. The answer to y ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sherris
33 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Yes: Once you are better they will go away.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
21 years experience Family Medicine
The real issue: You need to know what is being treated hear. Go back to the beginning and start over. Go to the doctor start with blood draw. May all be viral. Just s ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
39 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Suggestions: Cepacol lozenges, tylenol, (acetaminophen) and advil. If it continues then get culture to make sure not strep. Novacaine gel can help.
A female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Usually: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have Strep Throat, anti ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
See ENT doc: Sometimes tonsils have to be removed. See ENT Doc for exam/advice

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