Top
30
Doctor insights on: Cryptic Tonsillitis Symptoms

Share
1

1
What are symptoms of tonsillitis?

What are symptoms of tonsillitis?

Tonsillitis symptoms: Symptoms can include: throat pain, ear pain (referred from throat pain), swollen tonsils, red tonsils, white patches on tonsils
swollen nodes in upper neck, fever, fatigue, body aches, pain with swallowing, voice change
if symptoms persist or are severe see doctor right away
if any trouble with breathing, go to er. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Knox
698 Doctors shared insights

Tonsillitis (Definition)

An inflammation of the tonsil tissue, which can be either an acute or chronic process. Most of the time, it is caused by infection. In the acute phase, most cases of tonsillitis are viral. Once the problem extends beyond 10 days, it typically ...Read more


2

2
What are symptoms of tonsillitis?

What are symptoms of tonsillitis?

Fever, pain,: Difficulty with swallowing. If you have pain when opening your mouth, you need to see a doctor right away because it could signify underlying abscess that might require surgical drainage. ...Read more

4

4
What are the symptoms of tonsillitis?

Tonsillitis Symptoms: Acute tonsillitis, that is less than two weeks' duration, leads to sore throat, swollen lymph glands in the neck, and fever. The usually cause is a virus, but bacterial infections may occur, but are much less frequent. Chronic tonsillitis is all of the above, but usually without the fever. Go see your doctor. ...Read more

5

5
Is tonsillitis a symptom or condition?

Dx: Tonsillitis is a diagnosis. It means that the tonsils are inflamed. Different types of viruses and bacteria can cause tonsillitis. ...Read more

7

7
What can I do for symptoms of tonsillitis?

What can I do for symptoms of tonsillitis?

Tonsillitis: Symptom relief:
drink plenty fluids, get plenty rest
chloraseptic spray
warm salt water gargles
tylenol or advil
go to doctor if symtoms persist or become severe. ...Read more

8

8
What are your main symptoms of tonsillitis?

Pain and obstruction: Tonsillitis is a viral or bacterial infection of the tonsils in the throat. The major symptoms are 1.) throat pain, 2.) pain on swallowing, 3.) often tender neck glands, 4.) foul taste in the mouth, and 5.) hypertrophy (marked enlargement) causing snoring or a true sleep disorder. ...Read more

9

9
Do symptoms like tonsillitis go away quickly?

Not usually: Infected or inflamed tonsils can be quite painful. A bacterial infection will usually respond in a couple of days to antibiotics - there are medications to minimize the discomfort while the antibiotics are working (throat lozenges, nsaid's, prescription pain medications, etc). Viral tonsillitis requires time to resolve - the same pain meds noted above can help. ...Read more

10

10
What is tonsillitis and what are the symptoms?

Tonsils...: ...Are the lumps on the two sides of the throat; when they are inflamed, that's called tonsillitis. Symptoms are usually: sore throat, fever, stomach ache is also possible, as well as difficulty swallowing. ...Read more

11

11
Why is tonsillitis the diagnosis and not the symptom?

Why is tonsillitis the diagnosis and not the symptom?

Dx vs symptom: A symptom describes how something feels. For instance for a diagnosis of tonsillitis the symptoms may be pain, difficulty swallowing, swelling etc. ...Read more

12

12
I was treated for tonsillitis yesterday and today I feel worse. Is it possible to have something else with the same related symptoms?

Take the medications: You already examined by the doctor if there is some thing else, your doctor might have informed you, take the medications and call for follow up visit ...Read more

13

13
What are the symptoms of tonsillitis and does it cause headache?

What are the symptoms of tonsillitis and does it cause headache?

Tonsillitis: Pharyngitis and tonsillitis are associated with throat pain or sore throat. Inflamed tonsils, such as may be found in strep throat, are swollen, red, and may have some purulent exudate (pus). There are possible complications of strep throat which involve headache, such as sinusitis, and rarely, meningitis or brain abscess. Most cases, however, are self-limited with symptoms resolving in 2-5 days. ...Read more

16

16
Is total loss of voice a symptom of tonsillitis?

Generally no: Tonsillitis refers to inflammation of the tonsils. Losing your voice is laryngitis. If you have an upper respiratory infection caused by a virus, it could be affecting the entire upper respiratory tract and you could have laryngitis, pharyngitis, tonsillitis, and sinusitis to name a few. ...Read more

18

18
Can facial numbness be a symptom of tonsillitis?

Can facial numbness be a symptom of tonsillitis?

Yes, it can.: Tonsillitis is an inflammation of the tonsils and this can impinge upon the neighboring facial and cranial nerves which can cause numbness in a very discrete distribution depending on the nerves effected which should improve as the tonsillitis does. ...Read more

19

19
What are the symptoms of chronic tonsillitis? Difference between chronic and acute tonsillitis?

What are the symptoms of chronic tonsillitis? Difference between chronic and acute tonsillitis?

Chronic tonsillitis.: Is caused by microabscesses in the tonsils that harbor bacteria even after treatment with antibiotics therefore they retain low grade symptoms and flare up periodically. ...Read more

20

20
I was recently diagnosed with tonsillitis but it has been 3 days since starting antibiotics and my symptoms have gotten worse. Is that normal?

I was recently diagnosed with tonsillitis but it has been 3 days since starting antibiotics and my symptoms have gotten worse. Is that normal?

No: The cause of your tonsillitis may be bacterial, but it can also be related to mononucleosis or other viral causes. It could also be that the antibiotics you got for tonsillitis does not cover the bacteria that you are infected with. ...Read more

21

21
I had tonsillitis several times and had a case for 3 months so got a tonsillectomy about a month ago but now am having similar symptoms to tonsillitis?

I had tonsillitis several times and had a case for 3 months so got a tonsillectomy about a month ago but now am having similar symptoms to tonsillitis?

See your ENT: There are several issues to look at in this situation. You can still get a strep throat infection without tonsils but it is uncommon. A strep culture will help to see if this is the problem.
Also, it will be important to search for other causes such as a virus, post-nasal drip or silent reflux. ...Read more

22

22
Is tonsillitis a common symptom of acute hiv?

Is tonsillitis a common symptom of acute hiv?

Sore throat ;: Swollen lymph nodes are fairly common in the initial presentation of hiv. ...Read more

25

25
I think I have tonsillitis but I've been vomiting non stop today, is this a normal symptom of it? Because of my vomiting I can't keep any fluid down.

I think I have tonsillitis but I've been vomiting non stop today, is this a normal symptom of it? Because of my vomiting I can't keep any fluid down.

Vomiting/tonsillitis: Vomiting can occur with Streptococcal Gp A pharyngitis (strep throat), along with headache and fever, sore throat, rash, and enlarged tender lymph nodes of the neck. Please seek medical help for a strep screen/culture/antibiotic from your physician, urgent care center, or emergency center. You can be given medication to stop the vomiting and IV fluids if necessary. ...Read more

27

27
Symptoms of tonsillitis sore throat tonsillitis?

Symptoms of tonsillitis sore throat tonsillitis?

Possible: Sore throat could be from few possibilities-pharyngitis, tonsillitis/abscess, spine infections from the neck spine projection into pharyngeal space, retropharyngeal lymphnode- nodes behind the pharynx geting infected and cause inflammation /abscess involving the lymphnodes, adenoids infection which is lymphoid tissue behind the naso in the space called naso pharynx, layngitis, sinusitis drainage. ...Read more

28

28
What can I do about persisting ENT problems/post-tonsillitis symptoms?

What can I do about persisting ENT problems/post-tonsillitis symptoms?

Heal the tonsils: If you mean that the throat remains sore/uncomfortable after treatment of tonsillitis, that is because the tonsils still are enlarged and contain some bacteria that your own immune system is "fighting."
Pulsatile massage directs a flow to the tonsils. This pulsation "crowbars" out the material in the crypts. The massage reduces swelling "stale" lymphatics and puts in fresh circulation. ...Read more

29

29
What to do if I have persisting ENT problems/post-tonsillitis symptoms?

What to do if I have persisting ENT problems/post-tonsillitis symptoms?

See ENT doc: See an ENT doc. If you have already, go back for another visit. If no satisfaction, get a second opinion. ...Read more

30

30
Can you have a tonsil infection that doesn't fit the symptoms of tonsillitis?

Can you have a tonsil infection that doesn't fit the symptoms of tonsillitis?

Yes: I will mention at least one indication for tonsillectomy, where the typical symptoms of severe throat are not commonly present. That condition called hypertrophy (massive enlargement) of the tonsillar tissue is present and may lead to a sleep disorder. The enlargement may be due to asymptomatic bacterial infection where the bacteria cause lymphocyte division in the absence of pain. ...Read more