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Is Tonsillitis A Serious Illness
Not usually: Our first president (george washington) died from a complication related to surgery for tonsillitis but generally tonsillitis is not serious... Other than causing severe pain. Complications include a peritonsillar abscess and severe swelling which can block your breathing. More importantly the streptococcus organism can produce toxins which can cause heart and kidney damage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
3yr old had 2x10 day course of phenoxymethylpenicillin for repeated tonsillitis. Just finished 2nd lot, illness has returned. Alternative antibiotics?
Confusing question: Penicillin would be an appropriate treatment for confirmed strep, but do nothing for the many viruses that infect the tonsils. If a quick test confirmed each episode as strep, sequential treatment that includes a penicillin followed in the last few days with Rifampin can eliminate strep in a carrier. Without more specific data, no specific recommendation can be made. ...Read more
Yes: Anyone at any age can have infected tonsils. More common in kids. See an ENT for evaluation. ...Read more
Many tonsillitis episodes can bring to chronic tonsils disease? And what about consequences? I'm very bored i'm always sick! :-( help me please
Possibilmente: Recurrent tonsillitis can lead to scarring in the tonsils so that they are unable to protect themselves. Chronic infection can lead to fatigue and malaise (my interpretation of your saying, "i'm bored.") and possible autoimmune disorders. Treatment is usually tonsillectomy when repeated cycles of antibiotics prove ineffective. See your doctor for referral to ENT specialist. ...Read more
I have taken 2 x 30/500 co-codamol & 1 x 50mg tramadol for my severe tonsillitis pain. Is this okay?
Ear Pain: Yes, it is known as "referred otalgia". Sometimnes the brain confuses you on the location of the pain. Due to neurolgic input frequently you will experience ear pain from seemingly unrelated areas in the head and neck. Tonsillitis is a common one. The ear pain will go away with the throat pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have had tonsillitis for 3 months, 8 lots of antibiotics/penicillin injections 2weeks ago, now having3more.Why isn't it going away?Immune disorder?
Chronic tonsillitis: Hopefully i understand your question correctly, but i think you're saying you are having chronic tonsil issues, perhaps with pain or sore throat or bad breath or swallowing issues. This could mean the tonsils are chronically infected with "biofilms" and that you may need to be evaluated for tonsillectomy. Other issues like reflux or masses should also be evaluated for at that appointment. ...Read more
I have a quick question is it a serious matter if you have tonsillitis but one of your tonsils (left side) has inverted inwards it also has redness ?
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