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A 39-year-old member asked:

should i still go to work if i have tonsillitis?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Depends on cause: Many people will have mild tonsillitis with common cold of flu and it would be okay to go to work, once you are beyond three days from the start of illness. However, strep throat needs to be treated immediately to avoid complications. Rarely, tonsillitis may be due to a serious infectious illness such as diphtheria which should be treated asap and you should avoid work till cleared by a doc.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
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Wish you good health!
Dec 25, 2017

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How contagious is tonsillitis?

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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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A 44-year-old member asked:

How do you get septicemia from tonsillitis?

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Poor Immune Response: This may happen if your immune system does not keep the infection localized to the throat, allowing it into the bloodstream from where it can spreads.
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or if the bacteria is virulent enough - this is not typical - or if treatment is not initiated in a timely manner (even then this is not a typical occurrence with tonsillitis).
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A 34-year-old member asked:

What is the normal treatment for tonsillitis?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Depends on Cause: If caused by a bacterial infection, antibiotics are needed. If caused by a viral infection, time improves. Other causes such such as allergies or trauma require specific interventions. See your doctor.
A 46-year-old member asked:

What will be the best way to treat tonsillitis?

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Depends: If caused by a bacterial infection, antibiotics are needed. If caused by a viral infection, time improves. Other causes such such as allergies or trauma require specific interventions. See your doctor.
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A 36-year-old member asked:

Will you always have tonsillitis on only one side?

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Pediatrics 46 years experience
Rarely: Inflammation of the tonsils or tonsillitis is almost universally on both sides. There are cases where one side may have a more complicated problem such as an abcess. See your doctor for help.

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