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How do you get a rash with tonsillitis?

How do you get a rash with tonsillitis?

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 more

Dr. Robert Knox
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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


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Does a rash develop all over your body if you have tonsillitis?

Does a rash develop all over your body if you have tonsillitis?

It could...: Any of several common infections in childhood could cause both skin rash and sore throat (with or without obvious tonsillitis). Most are not serious, but one bad one is scarlet fever, a combination of rash with strep throat. Get your child to his doctor ASAP. ...Read more

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My daughter is 17 months and was diagnosed with tonsillitis 3days ago. She was put on amoxicillin 5ml 3 times a day. Today she has a light rash.

My daughter is 17 months and was diagnosed with tonsillitis 3days ago. She was put on amoxicillin 5ml 3 times a day. Today she has a light rash.

Rash and tonsillitis: Strep tonsillitis can have a rash associated with it but it is sandpapery in texture and in the warm areas of the body (groin axilla etc.). Sometimes Amoxicillin can cause a fine rash but usually about seven days into treatment. Finally if it was not proven strep it could have been a viral tonsillitis and some viruses can cause a rah. Lastly antibiotic allergy can cause a rah. Talk to your M.D. ...Read more

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2year old had a spotty rash which is now turning into blotches all over her body, not itchy? She had clarythromycin for tonsillitis when rash started

2year old had a spotty rash which is now turning into blotches all over her body, not itchy? She had clarythromycin for tonsillitis when rash started

Viral rash: This could be a simple viral rash or it could be a reaction to the antibiotics. If it is accompanied by fever, vomiting, neck stiffness it can be worrying as it is difficult to rule out meningitis. In short it needs an examination by a doctor to comment on the cause of the rash. ...Read more

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I took my son to a&e last night as he had a rash all on body. Doctor said it was tonsillitis but people are saying it's strange his has a rash with it?

I took my son to a&e last night as he had a rash all on body. Doctor said it was tonsillitis but people are saying it's strange his has a rash with it?

Rash and tonsillitis: Tonsillitis is a very common illness in kids. The majority of tonsil infections are viral and some are bacterial like the well known strep throat. Many viral illness are associated with a rash called a viral exanthum. Many patients with strep throat will also have rash called scarlatina. Rashes can be caused by a number of other etiologies and should have a provider eval if they persist. ...Read more

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I've recently been on antibiotics for acute tonsillitis it went away for a few days and has now come back with a rash on my chest is this serious?

I've recently been on antibiotics for acute tonsillitis it went away for a few days and has now come back with a rash on my chest is this serious?

Allergy to antibioti: Maybe allergic reaction to the anabiotic, may have a decreased or incomplete anabiotic to treat the tonsillitis. Your position will have the final term of anabiotic if they tonsillitis has not been cleared and bacteria still remain ...Read more

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Antibiotic over 3 weeks and have maybe have tonsillitis and now have a rash on hands, arms, and face. Is this caused by meds?

Probably: The rash is probably an allergic reaction to one of the antibiotics you have taken. It could be a rash of scarlet fever if you had group a streptococcal infection. It could be a viral exantham if you had a viral infection. ...Read more

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I took clarithromycin for chest infection for 4 days, my chest got cleared out but I developed tonsillitis. Doctor gave me doxycycline for it as I am allergic peniccilin. Next day I developed rash all over my body. Which antibiotic I am allergic to?

I took clarithromycin for chest infection for 4 days, my chest got cleared out but I developed tonsillitis. Doctor gave me doxycycline for it as I am allergic peniccilin. Next day I developed rash all over my body. Which antibiotic I am allergic to?

Mgt: There are many causes of a rash, but you may have had an allergic reaction to the antibiotic. If you experienced symptoms such as itchiness or wheezing, these are also symptoms of an allergic reaction.
The other causes include viral and bacterial infections. Please ask your PCP, and you may need another prescription for another antibiotic. ...Read more

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I've had tonsillitis, rash, fever, swollen glands. Now ulcers on my tonsils and one on inside of vaginal labia. Is the vaginal one related? Def not STI

I've had tonsillitis, rash, fever, swollen glands. Now ulcers on my tonsils and one on inside of vaginal labia. Is the vaginal one related? Def not STI

Possible: It is possible that you have something called Bechet's syndrome which has both oral and vaginal manifestations. It is ALS possible that if you have cold sores (herpes labialis) you can transfer the virus to the genital area on your fingers and develop genital herpes. Hope this is of some help and you feel better fast. ...Read more

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I have a rash under my arms and on my hands and wrists. It's not itchy, just red and blotchy. Could this be part of tonsilitis?

I have a rash under my arms and on my hands and wrists. It's not itchy, just red and blotchy. Could this be part of tonsilitis?

Fever or medications: Did the rash appear along with a tonsillitis? Were you being treated for it? An infection can cause a rash and a medication can cause it too. If you were given an antibiotic and the rash appeared afterwards, call your doctor. ...Read more

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My toddler is on augmentin es 600 for tonsilitis but developed a skin rash. Tomorrow is her last day of treatment. Do I stop treatment now?

My toddler is on augmentin es 600 for tonsilitis but developed a skin rash. Tomorrow is her last day of treatment. Do I stop treatment now?

Yes or No, but...: Yes or No, meaning it doesn't matter much in real life whether a person take 9 days of Augmentin instead of 10 days, because life is not that exact. The standard is 10 days in the US. More importantly, the doctor wants to hear about the rash or see the rash, to help decide whether or not it was an allergic reaction to Augmentin (it might not be)... to decide whether she is allergic to penicillins. ...Read more

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How can you actually get tonsillitis?

How can you actually get tonsillitis?

Inflammation: Tonnsilitis is an inflammation of your tonsils. It may be viral or it may be a strep infection. An evaluation is important to determine if it is strep because strep can be serious if not treated. ...Read more

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Tonsillitis: how can I get this cured?

See your doctor: Your doctor needs to examine you and run some tests to see what's going on. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of tonsillitis?

What can I do to get rid of tonsillitis?

Several things: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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How do you get septicemia from tonsillitis?

How do you get septicemia from tonsillitis?

Spread: The bacterial that have nestled down in your tonsils for a feast can spread into the blood directly or produce toxic byproducts that cause systemic (body-wide) illness. ...Read more

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Can you get rid of tonsillitis naturally? (Without meds?)

Can you get rid of tonsillitis naturally? (Without meds?)

No: If it is do bacterial infection you will likely require antibiotics. If viral self limited. Warm fluids and analgesics ...Read more

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My roommate in a college dorm has tonsillitis, am I going to get it too now?

Maybe: You are at risk in getting tonsillitis as well. Don't share food, cups, utensils, napkins, etc. Practice good hygiene. Wash your hands frequently and remind your roommate to do the same. Make sure your roommate covers his/her mouth when he/she sneezes or cough. ...Read more

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I seem to get tonsillitis at least twice a year, should I consider a tonsillectomy?

I seem to get tonsillitis at least twice a year, should I consider a tonsillectomy?

Possibly: If you are an adult and are having 2 true tonsil infections/year then it may be an option. Tonsillitis is usuall pretty painful and most people feel really bad during an episode. This could translate into up to 2 weeks of missed work/year... That may be too much for what you do. If you've had any complications related to tonsillitis - breathing issues or an abscess - I would consider tonsillectomy. ...Read more

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What to do if I have had tonsillitis for over a month now and I can't get rid of it!?

Tonsillitis: How do you know you have tonsillitis? what have you been treated with? What are your symptoms? What is your medical history and what medical conditions do you currently have? Please consult your doctor or obtain consult through Health Tap Prime. ...Read more

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What to do if I have had tonsillitis for over a month now and I can't get rid of it!!!?

Seen an ENT yet?: Not sure what you have done as far as treatment, but if you have had symptoms for a month, it may be time to see an ENT. ...Read more

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Is chronic tonsillitis contagious? If you have chronic tonsillitis can other people get it?

Is chronic tonsillitis contagious? If you have chronic tonsillitis can other people get it?

The: The short answer- possibly. A person with chronic tonsillitis that is caused by group a strep is contagious until they are 24 hours into a course of antibiotics. A person with chronic tonsillitis that is caused by other conditions such as acid reflux or enlarged tonsils is not contagious. As you may have guessed, the only way to find the answer is to see the doctor. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have had tonsillitis for over a month now and I can't get rid of it!?

What do you suggest if I have had tonsillitis for over a month now and I can't get rid of it!?

Diagnosis: Most cases of acute tonsillitis start with a viral infection. Only secondarily, a bacterial infection may result. It is unusual to have a true infection of the tonsils for a month. You need a culture and also Infectious mononucleosis has to be ruled out. It mono spot test is positive, surgery may cure you because this viral infection leads to repeated episodes of tonsillitis. ...Read more

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My husband whose 32 has had tonsillitis about 4x already this year, is this alarming? Should he get tonsilectomy?

Criteria: Certainly, your husband needs to see an ENT to discuss the details of his situation, but the standard criteria for tonsillectomy for acute tonsillitis is 7 episodes of strep throat or tonsillitis in 1 year, 5 per year for 2 years, and 3 per year for 3 years. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more