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Tonsil Infection Symptoms
Yes: I will mention at least one indication for tonsillectomy, where the typical symptoms of severe throat are not commonly present. That condition called hypertrophy (massive enlargement) of the tonsillar tissue is present and may lead to a sleep disorder. The enlargement may be due to asymptomatic bacterial infection where the bacteria cause lymphocyte division in the absence of pain. ...Read more
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
Need more info !: This question is too vague. More details are needed. ...Read more
Headache: Pretty rare occurrence. Most tonsils infections remain localized in the tonsil, causing considerable pain on swallowing or drinking. The redness and swelling of the throat is obvious with just a mirror and a light. If it spreads, the pain will become more generalized along with systemic fever and sweats. Were it to get into the brain, headache would be the first symptom, and neck stiffness. ...Read more
Not necessarily: If often and repeadedly infected then yes. ...Read more
Been treated?: If a child has a sore throat then he should always get checked out for strep throat which is one bacteria which can cause a tonsillitis. If he has been treated and is recovering then i would recommend rest and lots of fluids. A humidifier for the room can also sometimes help. ...Read more
Yes, BUT you might: Infect the person you are kissing.Get a more detailed answer ›
If u have tonsil pockets that always collects food,r u more likely to get a tonsil infection and get tonsillectomy?
Yes: If you have pockets in your tonsils that fill with debris, they will often trap bacteria. Practice good oral hygiene and be treated when necessary. If you have recurrent strep tonsillitis , they may need removal. Follow up with your PCP and ENT. All the best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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