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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Having sore throat?: Throat symptoms can be from strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), mono or a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some ... 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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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Walsh
16 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Yes: Antibiotics work well for most tonsillitis; for recurrent tonsillitis (several times a year), see your ENT for risk reduction.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
From: Bacterial or viral infecitons.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Rarely: Tonsillitis is a treatable infection. Left untreated, in rare circumstances, the infection may spread to other tissues, cause septicemia and death. ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
28 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tonsillitis spread: Yes, tonsil infections can "spread" to include pus accumulation in the areas next to the tonsils called the peritonsillar space to cause a peritonsill ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Affleck
29 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tonsillitis: You can be exposed to someone who has an infection. These infections can be spread by direct contact, coughing or sneezing, or by eating or drinking ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience in Internal Medicine
If viral : Ade essays to a week if you have. Fever get checked for strep throat
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Melder
26 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not usually: Our first president (george washington) died from a complication related to surgery for tonsillitis but generally tonsillitis is not serious... Other ... Read More
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