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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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Dr. William Walsh
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Sepsis (Definition)

Sepsis occurs as a result of body's abnormal response to severe infection. Manifestation of sepsis include fever, rapid heart rate and rapid breathing. Blood work will reveal elevation of ...Read more


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Hello docs. I was wondering can tonsillitis leads to sepsis?

Hello docs. I was wondering can tonsillitis leads to sepsis?

Very rare : While it's true that any infection, left untreated, can lead to sepsis, the likelihood that an uncomplicated tonsillitis will is very, very low. Most 'tonsillitis' is actually viral throat infections. Go for a check up and throat swab for strep if you think this is an issue. If you show signs of serious illness, get to an er. True sepsis needs real treatment urgently. ...Read more

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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

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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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If I don't have tonsils can I get tonsillitis?

If I don't have tonsils can I get tonsillitis?

Not usually: Tonsils and adenoids are usually removed at same time. Tonsils usually do not grow back. Adenoids not infrequently can regrow related to incomplete removal of all adenoid tissue. ...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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Can you get tonsillitis if you have had your tonsils removed?

No: However, you can still get infections of the throat. It's really pharyngitis not tonsillitis since the tonsils are (or in your case, were) part of the pharynx. ...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