A 24-year-old female asked:
do i have tonsillitis?
1 doctor answer • 4 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Having sore throat?: Throat symptoms can be from strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), mono or a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees a doctor if her symptoms are bothersome, recurrent, or don't go away quickly (mainly to see about antibiotics). The doctor can swab the throat for a 5-minute test to check for strep.
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A 23-year-old member asked:
How contagious is tonsillitis?
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Pediatrics 46 years experience
If Infected-Very: If caused by infection-bacterial or viral-very contagious thru moisture droplets released through breathing , coughing, sneezing, etc. Avoid close contact and use good handwashing techniques.
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Can you die from tonsillitis?
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Pathology 49 years experience
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Is tonsillitis contagious?
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Family Medicine 30 years experience
Yes: Generally it is, whether caused by a virus or a bacteria. Some people are more susceptible than others.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Did smoking caused tonsillitis?
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Sleep Medicine 18 years experience
It can: Smoking cigarettes or other substances weakens your body defenses and can lead to throat and sinus infections.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
What is medicine for tonsillitis?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Specializes in Family Medicine
Depends on cause: Treatment of tonsillitis depends on the cause and severity of the inflammation. A doctor will take a history, perform an examination and order appropriate tests to determine the cause and recommend a treatment.
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Last updated Oct 13, 2018
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