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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
18 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Strep bacteria is a common cause of bacterial tonsillitis, however the vast majority of tonsillitis is caused by viral pathogens. A doctor can evalua ... Read More

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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Bad cough. : Well this could be allergic rhinitis or an upper respiratory infection, your description of his tonsils makes me think that acute tonsillitis could be ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Tonsillectomy: Removal of tonsils is rarely done nowadays and certainly not after only two episodes of tonsillitis which usually responds well to antibiotic treatmen ... Read More
Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Depends...: Not knowing you medial Hx/ Fhx/ Habits/ Pets........Take a full course....10-14 days of antibiotic, Change your tooth brush with each episode of infec ... Read More
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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
How old are you: missed mentioning your age, how long have you noticed such swelling and redness of your tonsils?
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Culviner
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tonsillitis: This is a generic term, meaning inflammation of the tonsils. So, the answer to your question is "yes" you have it. Whether it is viral or bacterial is ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. John Comisi
38 years experience Dentistry
Strep: I would suggest you get to the doctor as soon as you can, since it could be strep throat. Best to know for sure by getting it checked.
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A female asked:
Dr. Amandeep Kaur
10 years experience Family Medicine
Possible: Strep throat is contagious. since you know about exposure and now there are symptoms, discuss it with your physician.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Affleck
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tonsillitis: Could be tonsillitis or tonsillopharyngitis. Could be sinusitis if the yellow mucous is coming from your nose or sinuses. If symptoms have been goin ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Doctor can evaluate: New throat area soreness can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics needed), a cold or mild flu (antibiotics are not used), or from some other ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Lymphoid hyperplasia: Red globules on the back of the throat are enlarged lymph follicles and are usually caused by chronic irritation from post nasal drip or irritation fr ... Read More

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