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how do you get septicemia from tonsillitis

A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Poor Immune Response: This may happen if your immune system does not keep the infection localized to the throat, allowing it into the bloodstream from where it can spreads.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Azmat Qayyum
32 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Yes: Any infection can lead to sepsis.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Huerter
24 years experience Family Medicine
Not sepsis: Sepsis is a systemic response to infection. You are describing a very localized symptom. You should get reexamined to determine the best treatment.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Several ways: Tonsillitis is inflammation (redness, swelling, pain) and/or infection of the tonsils, which can be due to viruses, bacteria, or other germs. Antibiot ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Several things: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Sore throat, fever : Some chills at times. Sore throat is 24/7 until treated.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
No: If it is do bacterial infection you will likely require antibiotics. If viral self limited. Warm fluids and analgesics
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phil Zapanta
20 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Maybe: You are at risk in getting tonsillitis as well. Don't share food, cups, utensils, napkins, etc. Practice good hygiene. Wash your hands frequently a ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tonsillitis: How do you know you have tonsillitis? what have you been treated with? what are your symptoms? what is your medical history and what medical condition ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Gorup
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Seen an ENT yet?: Not sure what you have done as far as treatment, but if you have had symptoms for a month, it may be time to see an ENT.

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