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what are the symptoms of tonsillitis?

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Dr. Garrett Caldwell
9 years experience Family Medicine
Red Tonsils: Symptoms of tonsillitis may include: red/swollen tonsils white or yellow patches on the tonsils swollen/tender lymph notes under the jaw angles and in the neck a sore throat cough painful swallowing fever tonsillitis may be caused by both viruses and bacteria, so visiting your physician is recommended. Salt water gargles may help, but may not clear the infection in it's entirety/.
Answered on Aug 18, 2017
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Dr. Robert Knox
37 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tonsillitis Symptoms: Acute tonsillitis, that is less than two weeks' duration, leads to sore throat, swollen lymph glands in the neck, and fever. The usually cause is a virus, but bacterial infections may occur, but are much less frequent. Chronic tonsillitis is all of the above, but usually without the fever. Go see your doctor.
Answered on Apr 11, 2014
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