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Doctor insights on: Septic Tonsillitis Symptoms

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I have what looks like black ink coming out of my nose help really worried I'm on antibiotics for septic tonsillitis?

I have what looks like black ink coming out of my nose help really worried I'm on antibiotics for septic tonsillitis?

See your doctor: See the doctor who put you on the antibiotic. You may have a sinus infection as well as tonsillitis. Some types of infection cause different colored discharge, and not all respond to the same antibiotics. Your doctor may need for you to see an ear, nose and throat specialist to take a look inside your nasal passages.

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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A case of white stria on hips and lots of fats depositions with wrinkles, a dark spot of pigmentation on lower lip and septic tonsilitis, diagnosis?

A case of white stria on hips and lots of fats depositions with wrinkles, a dark spot of pigmentation on lower lip and septic tonsilitis, diagnosis?

Get checked: Some of your symptoms represent a hormonal problem such as Cushings syndrome, otherwise having tonsillitis which is septic is something I think you need to be evaluated for. Please see your doctor for the best answer.

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Had my tonsils removed when I was 14, am now 34 and had spectic tonsillatis 4 times how can this happen?

Had my tonsils removed when I was 14, am now 34 and had spectic tonsillatis 4 times how can this happen?

Doubt diagnosis: "septic tonsillitis" may be an idiosyncratic term for a strep throat, a retropharyngeal abscess (which killed george washington), ludwig's deep tissue infection, or any of several other throat infections that have nothing to do with whether the palatine tonsils are still present. Or the pharyngeal tonsils, which are usually left in, may have been infected.

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Is tonsillitis a symptom or condition?

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.

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What are your main symptoms of tonsillitis?

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.

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Why is tonsillitis the diagnosis and not the symptom?

Why is tonsillitis the diagnosis and not the symptom?

Dx vs symptom: A symptom describes how something feels. For instance for a diagnosis of tonsilitis the symptoms may be pain, difficulty swallowing, swelling etc.

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What are the symptoms of tonsillitis and does it cause headache?

What are the symptoms of tonsillitis and does it cause headache?

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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What can I do for symptoms of tonsillitis?

What can I do for symptoms of tonsillitis?

Tonsillitis: Symptom relief: drink plenty fluids, get plenty rest chloraseptic spray warm salt water gargles tylenol or advil go to doctor if symtoms persist or become severe.

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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.

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What is tonsillitis and what are the symptoms?

Tonsils...: ...Are the lumps on the two sides of the throat; when they are inflamed, that's called tonsillitis. Symptoms are usually: sore throat, fever, stomach ache is also possible, as well as difficulty swallowing.

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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

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Is total loss of voice a symptom of tonsillitis?

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.

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What symptoms do you get with strep tonsillitis?

What symptoms do you get with strep tonsillitis?

Sore throat, fever: Some chills at times. Sore throat is 24/7 until treated.

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Can facial numbness be a symptom of tonsillitis?

Can facial numbness be a symptom of tonsillitis?

Yes, it can.: Tonsillitis is an inflammation of the tonsils and this can impinge upon the neighboring facial and cranial nerves which can cause numbness in a very discrete distribution depending on the nerves effected which should improve as the tonsillitis does.