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Can You Die From Tonsillitis
Can you die from tonsillitis and how fast does it take tonsils to sweet to the point when they would block your airway?
Rarely: Only if tonsillitis leads to a peritonsillar abscess which then could rarely progress into the carotid sheath and infect the carotid artery or the jugular vein. Another scenario would be the development of a retro-pharyngeal abscess that could progress into the mediastinum and cause a fatal pneumonia. These complications of tonsillitis are rare but possible. ...Read more
Can you die from tonsilitis
my doctor said if you just clean your through with mouth wash it will be fine he also said it wont effect you at all
Not typically: Tonsillitis and pharyngitis will typically take care of itself. There can be rare complications such as abscesses that can cause problems. If the thought is that it is viral, then you will be fine. Just get checked if it's getting worse or you have concerns. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tonsillitis spread: Yes, tonsil infections can "spread" to include pus accumulation in the areas next to the tonsils called the peritonsillar space to cause a peritonsillar abscess. Lymph nodes in the neck can get infected as well. Untreated tonsillitis has the potential to lead to blood poisoning or sepsis. Streptococcal tonsillitis can be complicated by inflammation of the kidneys. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tonsillitis: You can be exposed to someone who has an infection. These infections can be spread by direct contact, coughing or sneezing, or by eating or drinking something that is contaminated. Can also occur if your bodies immune system is weakened and typical mouth bacteria grow out of control. ...Read more
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