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Can You Get Tonsillitis Twice
Your physician: The best place is your regular medical doctor. If they are not available then there may be an urgent care walk-in clinic in your neighborhood. You need to be evaluated by a doctor to make sure that it is not some other problem instead. Do not self medicate, this can mask a problem and make it more difficult to treat. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Yes: Anyone at any age can have infected tonsils. More common in kids. See an ENT for evaluation. ...Read more
Yes.: You have too many infections much higher than average. Must see an ENT specialist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
It depends: Seven episodes of tonsillitis in a 12 month period will meet the indications for tonsillectomy. There are other tonsillitis indications. If any one episode becomes chronic, which means no resolution after 3 months, this also meets the criteria. If the tonsillitis is accompanied by a peritonsillar abscess, a tonsillectomy is often done after one episode. ...Read more
If my boyfriend has tonsillitis & he gave me oral sex, should I be worried? Should I get checked out? Please Help!
Th dr said I have tonsillitis on tuseday i just got to get my antibotics on friday how long will it take for me to tlk good?
A few days, maybe...: Tonsillitis etc can be due to viruses & bacteria, but most commonly the former. In these situations, we'll get better w/time but nothing we take, including antibiotics, will make infection go away any faster. If we truly have strep throat, then antibiotics such as penicillin can make a difference. Check out http://www.Mdcalc.Com/modified-centor-score-for-strep-pharyngitis/ to determine difference. ...Read more
I think I have chronic tonsillitis. I am 19, it is getting to be a bigger problem, what is the likelihood i could get them removed?
See ENT: You need to consult an ENT doctor and even get a 2nd opinion re. Removing your tonsils. ...Read more