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Can You Get Tonsillitis Twice
Most get it once: Most people get mono only once. Rarely mono can recur or reactivate. Also bear in mind there are other viral infections that have the same symptoms as mono. More about mono: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/mononucleosis/expert-answers/mononucleosis/faq-20058564 ...Read more
Generally not, but..: But consult with your otolaryngologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Although, not common, a unilateral infection of the palatine tonsil is possible. However, at age 40, i would have this checked by an ENT doctor because unilateral swelling of the tonsil can be something more serious. ...Read more
Yes: One can get viral meningitis more than once. However, in this case, your doctor will likely consider further evaluation like searching for particular viral strains (e.g. Hsv and cmv), search for underlying rheumatologic disorders , blood disorders and immune deficiency. A lot of other types of meningitis can look like viral and should be considered in this case. ...Read more
Depends: The most recent guidelines for tonsillectomy based upon frequency of tonsillitis are: 7 episodes in 12 months or 5 episodes per year for 2 years or 3 episodes per year for 3 years or 4 episodes of strep in a year. Other factors that may be taken into account are severity of episodes, days of school/work missed, etc. Patients who have had a peritonsillar abscess may be candidates as well. ...Read more
Otolaryngologist: Sxs of strep throat can include: pain of throat; large, red tonsils with white exudates; small red dots on roof of the mouth; swollen lymph nodes on neck; fever, headache, rash, difficulty swallowing, fatigue or rash. Medical evaluation would be needed (otolaryngology) is order to answer your question. ...Read more
It depends.: Over the counter mouthwashes can be labeled as 'antibacterial' but antibiotic mouthrinses are not available without a prescription. The otc rinses often contain alcohol and that has obvious negative side effects. If you swallowed enough of the mouthrinse to have the alcohol side effects, the flavorings may make you feel nauseous or cause diarrhea. Read and follow the label directions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: There is more than one germ known to cause the mono syndrome ANS as such you can have it more than once by different germs. The eb virus most often responsible for mono can also reactivate on rare occasions. People have been shown to shed the eb virus intermittantly for years. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually not: This germ is in the mucous secretions of the carriers. They might be able to cough a few out, but they would dry out soon & die. Most pick it up through casual contact.Person A puts fingers in mouth,touches doorknob painting it with strep.Person B opens door and eventually touches face/mouth, completing the pass. Any contact with saliva can pass it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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