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how can i get tonsillitis?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
From: Bacterial or viral infecitons.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

Hold old do you have to be to get tonsillitis?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Babies: I have seen it rarely as young as 6 mos. Although usually much older at about 4 yrs is more common.
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Do lots of people get tonsillitis, or is it unusual?

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Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 55 years experience
More in younger: We see it more often in younger people, but we can also see it in mature people. It depends on your immune strength as an adult. There are more attacks in children, but lot of adults get it. The causes are clasically streptococcus but also viruses and other bacteria. Usually antibiotics but sometime surgery - tonsilectomy. A dangerous situation with an abscess can occur - surgery then.
A 43-year-old member asked:

Tonsillitis: how can I get this cured?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
See your doctor: Your doctor needs to examine you and run some tests to see what's going on.
A 31-year-old member asked:

How can you actually get tonsillitis?

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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 36 years experience
Inflammation: Tonnsilitis is an inflammation of your tonsils. It may be viral or it may be a strep infection. An evaluation is important to determine if it is strep because strep can be serious if not treated.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Help docs! How to tell if I'm getting tonsillitis?

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Dr. Louis Gallia
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Sore throat: Sore throat. Need exam to confirm tonsillitis.

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