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A 18-year-old male asked:

Inflammed tonsils for four months been tested for mono by blood test and been reffered to ent this happend days after my orthodontist put on braces?

4 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
See an ENT doctor: The ENT physician should be able to get to the root of this (and not just making a pun). Go and get seen and diagnosed appropriately.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
No connection: Inflamed tonsils not due to placement of braces. You didn't say what ENT thought was problem and suggested rx. Has tonsillectomy been discussed?
Dr. Howard Spector
Orthodontics 41 years experience
Dental Allergies: Tonsils are part of our immune system. When they become inflamed, it indicates that your body is responding to an "insult". Ask your physician to refer you to an allergist for testing if your ENT or orthodontist do not have any answers for you. You may be allergic to nickel, which is one of the ingredients of the stainless steel that most braces are made of. Nickel-free braces are available.
Dr. Hilary Baskin
Orthodontics 29 years experience
Unrelated: Getting braces and getting mono are almost certainly a coincidence-- not cause and effect.

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