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Cryptic 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
I have had tonsillitis (diagnosed on symptoms, not testing), which responded well to penicillin. Does this rule out potential HIV exposure as a cause?
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
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
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
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
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