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how long does viral tonsillitis last

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Viral tonsillitis: This usually runs its course within 7-10 days. Exception: mono is a virus that can cause a severe case that can last for weeks ! with viral tonsill ... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
28 years experience Pediatrics
See below: Most viral infections will last 10 to 14 days. You should see gradual improvement in your symptoms as time goes on.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
See below: Usually days to weeks.
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A 6-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fredric Pullen
62 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Viral tonsillitis: It sometimes takes a week to 10 days for viral tonsillitis to disappear completely. Your doctors right-continue with fluids and rest. If your throat ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
60 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
See an ENT doctor: The best advice I can give you is to see an ENT doctor for evaluation. You need a culture of the tonsil to determine if you have a bacterial infecti ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Any active viral illness may shed contagious particles in the saliva.Those causing tonsillitis are usually acquired through some chance contact with s ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Your Dr : Can test you.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
39 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Different agents: Viral tonsillitis is from a virus such as epstein-barr or adenovirus. Antibiotics don't help. Strep and other bacterial tonsillitis are caused by ba ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Stevens
24 years experience General Surgery
Observe : your tonsils are swollen after a virus. Careful watch and observe. At 20 years of age it might take a while for swelling to resolve.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Ward
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Throat: probably should see ENT for exam and throat culture. Most she throat are not bacterial, therefore do not need antibiotics. Can lead to adverse reactio ... Read More

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