A 31-year-old member asked:
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does laryngitis include having swollen tonsils?

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Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Possibly: Inasmuch as both laryngitis and tonsillitis may be caused by the same virus, the two problems can occur together. But because the tissues are not exactly adjacent to each other, the two problems may co-exist because of the same etiology. In general, however, each one, laryngitis and tonsillitis are separate problems and laryngitis frequently occurs in the absence of tonsillitis and visa- versa.
Answered on May 25, 2012

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