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What are the symptoms of tonsillitis?

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Dr. Garrett Caldwell
Dr. Garrett Caldwellanswered
Family Medicine 9 years experience
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/.
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
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.
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Tonsillitis symptoms: Symptoms can include: throat pain, ear pain (referred from throat pain), swollen tonsils, red tonsils, white patches on tonsils swollen nodes in upper neck, fever, fatigue, body aches, pain with swallowing, voice change if symptoms persist or are severe see doctor right away if any trouble with breathing, go to er.
Dr. Steven Dankle
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Mainly sore throat: Tonsillitis is an infection of the tonsil tissue in your throat. It is typically associated with sore throat and pain on swallowing. It may be associated with fever, chills, and muscle aches.
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Tonsillitis: Symptom relief: drink plenty fluids, get plenty rest chloraseptic spray warm salt water gargles tylenol or advil go to doctor if symtoms persist or become severe.
Dr. Jon Grischkan
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 16 years experience
Sore throat: Sore throat, sometimes vomiting, fever, difficulty swallowing, muffled voice mostly sore throat.
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Tonsillitis...: Sore throat, trouble swallowing, drooling(when severe), fever, swollen glands. You may also experience with these symptoms fatigue, cough, nausea, vomiting, chills.
Dr. Philip Miller
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Severe painful: sore throat, often with fever and chills.Painful swallowing and swollen neck glands.
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
Fever, pain,: difficulty with swallowing. If you have pain when opening your mouth, you need to see a doctor right away because it could signify underlying abscess that might require surgical drainage.

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A 44-year-old female asked:

What is tonsillitis and what are the symptoms?

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Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 28 years experience
Tonsillitis: Pain when swallowing, occasional ear pain and slight fever. With the body aches, i would lean more towards a viral cause of your sore throat. For a definitive diagnosis, i would see your doctor.
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What are your main symptoms of tonsillitis?

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Dr. Bernstein Joel
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 60 years experience
Pain and obstruction: Tonsillitis is a viral or bacterial infection of the tonsils in the throat. The major symptoms are 1.) throat pain, 2.) pain on swallowing, 3.) often tender neck glands, 4.) foul taste in the mouth, and 5.) hypertrophy (marked enlargement) causing snoring or a true sleep disorder.

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