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Causes Of Tonsillitis In Children
Remedies: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more
Tonsils not allergic: Tonsillar tissue is lymphatic in origin and function covered by mucosa. As such the mucosal lining could swell with any acute allergic reaction involving the mouth. However, I am unaware of any allergic reaction that would cause isolated acute tonsillar inflammation (tonsilliitis). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Front usually: Acute tonsillitis often is accompanied by cervical lymphadenopathy (swollen glands). I do not think this inflammatory disease (infection) would cause pain in the back of your neck. That is usually, at your age, muscle tension. But the pain in the front of your neck is very commonly associated with acute tonsillitis. ...Read more
If tonsillitis was caused by herpes how long would it take for it (tonsillitis) to present itself after exposure to herpes?
Not a cause: Tonsillitis typically is caused by viruses that cause the common cold, initially. Sometimes, the infection perists and then bacterial infection develops. Herpetic infections in the oral cavity don't typically affect the tonsils. The virus will cause painful vesicles on the lips, palate, oral mucosa, gums and on the skin around the mouth, typically. They can show up 1-26 days after exposure . ...Read more
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