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Doctor insights on: Types Of Germs Causing Tonsillitis

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Can someone with gangrene that wont take care of it properly cause germs to spread?Ive been going to meetings with her and gotten tonsillitis and stre

Can someone with gangrene that wont take care of it properly cause germs to spread?Ive been going to meetings with her and gotten tonsillitis and stre

Wet versus dry: Dry gangrene looks like black mummified tissue and will drop off by itself. Wet gangrene is associated with gas below the skin and can spread rapidly. It can be fatal if not treated promptedly. ...Read more

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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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Can smoking cause tonsillitis ?

Can smoking cause tonsillitis ?

Tonsillitis: When we say this, we specifically mean an inflammation of the tonsil due to infection. So smoking on its own does not cause it. Can it contribute? With all the bad things that it does including its effect on blood flow, yes. But it is not causing your tonsillitis per se. ...Read more

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Did smoking caused tonsillitis?

Did smoking caused tonsillitis?

It can: Smoking cigarettes or other substances weakens your body defenses and can lead to throat and sinus infections. ...Read more

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What is the cause of acute tonsillitis?

What is the cause of acute tonsillitis?

Tonsillitis: Most commonly infection with viruses (mono and many others) or bacteria (such as strep). ...Read more

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How do you know if tonsillitis is caused by strep?

How do you know if tonsillitis is caused by strep?

You don't: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician ; get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. ...Read more

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What causes over a bad cold and tonsillitis quickly?

What causes over a bad cold and tonsillitis quickly?

Remedies: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more

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What causes allergic tonsillitis?Which are specific allergens?

Tonsils not allergic: Tonsillar tissue is lymphatic in origin and function covered by mucosa. As such the mucosal lining could swell with any acute allergic reaction involving the mouth. However, I am unaware of any allergic reaction that would cause isolated acute tonsillar inflammation (tonsilliitis). ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with tonsillitis, does tonsillitis cause neck pains front and back?

I have been diagnosed with tonsillitis, does tonsillitis cause neck pains front and back?

Front usually: Acute tonsillitis often is accompanied by cervical lymphadenopathy (swollen glands). I do not think this inflammatory disease (infection) would cause pain in the back of your neck. That is usually, at your age, muscle tension. But the pain in the front of your neck is very commonly associated with acute tonsillitis. ...Read more

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If tonsillitis was caused by herpes how long would it take for it (tonsillitis) to present itself after exposure to herpes?

If tonsillitis was caused by herpes how long would it take for it (tonsillitis) to present itself after exposure to herpes?

Not a cause: Tonsillitis typically is caused by viruses that cause the common cold, initially. Sometimes, the infection perists and then bacterial infection develops. Herpetic infections in the oral cavity don't typically affect the tonsils. The virus will cause painful vesicles on the lips, palate, oral mucosa, gums and on the skin around the mouth, typically. They can show up 1-26 days after exposure . ...Read more

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If tonsillitis was caused by herpes how long would it take for it (tonsillitis) to present itself after Possible herpes exposure?

Tonsillitis: You are asking a question that is hard to answer. There are so many maybe's. But the better thing to do is to avoid contact with a child that is well. And keep yourself healthy. Do the basics that you have always done. And see if you develop any symptoms. But hopefully this is just a period that you area little nervous. ...Read more

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Having tonsillitis once every 2/3 months. Don't want surgery cause scare of pain. Does frequent tonsillitis affect the body in anyway in the long term?

Having tonsillitis once every 2/3 months. Don't want surgery cause scare of pain. Does frequent tonsillitis affect the body in anyway in the long term?

Yes, antibiotics: Will become ineffective eventually. And you might get airway obstruction or abscess formation. Follow your doctor's advice. Tonsillectomy should be no more painful than another bout of bad tonsillitis. ...Read more

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What causes tonsillitis?

What causes tonsillitis?

Infection: The tonsils can be infected with bacterial, such as strep or with a virus. ...Read more

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What is the best thing to treat Tonsillitis caused from a virus? And how long does it usually last?

What is the best thing to treat Tonsillitis caused from a virus? And how long does it usually last?

Rest, fluids, OTC: Rest and fluids and patience are the first line for a viral sore throat. If there is pain, over the counter Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen can be taken. If severe and the swelling makes it difficult to swallow, see your doctor who can prescribe steroids for the swelling. ...Read more

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Why am i always getting strep or tonsillitis, this is the 2nd time I've gotten it this yr, is it cause i live with older people?

Possibly: Usually its the other way around. That is, young children frequently become ill because they attend day care where many children harbor viral infections. At age 53 most people do not become infected with bacteria as often as children. However, i see adults at your age with tonsillitis but rarely. I do not think that living with older people is commonly a reason for frequent infections. ...Read more

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Can tonsillitis cause nasal odor?

Maybe: chronic tonsil stones can harbor bacteria and generate odor. acute tonsillitis probably would not. ...Read more

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Can tonsillitis be caused by the flu?

Can tonsillitis be caused by the flu?

See below: Tonsillitis is by definition, inflammation of the tonsils. Therefore, flu could cause the tonsils to become inflamed. ...Read more