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Do symptoms like tonsillitis go away quickly?

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

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Dr. Robert Knox
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Tonsillitis (Definition)

Tonsillitis is a condition in which there is a swelling of the tonsils due to a bacterial or viral infection. Common symptoms include fever, and sore throat, ...Read more


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Can tonsillitis go away on its own without any further intervention?

Yes: If you have a viral infection involving the tonsillar tissue, it is certainly possible that your immune system can eradicate the virus in about 2 weeks. If the tonsillitis lasts for more than 2 to 3 weeks, culture and sensitivity of the tonsillar surface will tell us if it is a bacterial pathogen present and an appropriate antibiotic to use. ...Read more

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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

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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

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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

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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