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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
Several ways: Tonsillitis is inflammation (redness, swelling, pain) and/or infection of the tonsils, which can be due to viruses, bacteria, or other germs. Antibiotics to treat tonsil infections sometimes cause rashes. Viruses can cause rashes by themselves or in combination with antibiotic usage. Strep throat causes strep scarlet fever, a well-known rash that feels rough and looks like many tiny reddish dots. ...Read more
Several things: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more
No: If it is do bacterial infection you will likely require antibiotics. If viral self limited. Warm fluids and analgesics ...Read more
Possibly: If you are an adult and are having 2 true tonsil infections/year then it may be an option. Tonsillitis is usuall pretty painful and most people feel really bad during an episode. This could translate into up to 2 weeks of missed work/year... That may be too much for what you do. If you've had any complications related to tonsillitis - breathing issues or an abscess - I would consider tonsillectomy. ...Read more
Seen an ENT yet?: Not sure what you have done as far as treatment, but if you have had symptoms for a month, it may be time to see an ENT. ...Read more
The: The short answer- possibly. A person with chronic tonsillitis that is caused by group a strep is contagious until they are 24 hours into a course of antibiotics. A person with chronic tonsillitis that is caused by other conditions such as acid reflux or enlarged tonsils is not contagious. As you may have guessed, the only way to find the answer is to see the doctor. ...Read more
Diagnosis: Most cases of acute tonsillitis start with a viral infection. Only secondarily, a bacterial infection may result. It is unusual to have a true infection of the tonsils for a month. You need a culture and also Infectious mononucleosis has to be ruled out. It mono spot test is positive, surgery may cure you because this viral infection leads to repeated episodes of tonsillitis. ...Read more
My husband whose 32 has had tonsillitis about 4x already this year, is this alarming? Should he get tonsilectomy?
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