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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

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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Would smoking marijuana increase headache caused by tonsillitis?

Would smoking marijuana increase headache caused by tonsillitis?

Im sure: Smocking anything is bad , specially if you have a headache and tonsilitis. It's a direct irritant agent to your throat. . Now THC or marihuana can make you feel much worse as it lowers blood pressure , adds sense of weakness and affects negatively your stamina. ...Read more

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V.painful wen I swallo or breathe.aches in ankles+fingrs.slight headache+temp.tonsils NOT inflamd.speakin causes pain.v.dif feeling to tonsilitis.HELP?

V.painful wen I swallo or breathe.aches in ankles+fingrs.slight headache+temp.tonsils NOT inflamd.speakin causes pain.v.dif feeling to tonsilitis.HELP?

Get to a clinic: Very painful = needs exam and treatment. Until you are examined, diagnosed and treated, there is little other than hoping it passes soon that can be done. It sounds like you are suffering more than you need to and can't do the things you need/want to do. So go. Don't wait. ...Read more

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Woke up with post nasal drip and sinus pressure/headache, phlegm is clear, no fever or other symptoms any ideas, had tonsillitis but it's gone now..

Woke up with post nasal drip and sinus pressure/headache, phlegm is clear, no fever or other symptoms any ideas, had tonsillitis but it's gone now..

URI: Sounds like an upper respiratory infection which are usually caused by a virus. Rest , fluids and over the counter cold medications may help . Symptoms should improve over the next week. ...Read more

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Symptoms include; mouth ulcers, painful and discoloured gums ( hurts/stings to eat/drink), temperature, possible tonsillitis, swollen glands, headache?

Symptoms include; mouth ulcers, painful and discoloured gums ( hurts/stings to eat/drink), temperature, possible tonsillitis, swollen glands, headache?

Virus? Herpes?: If new in past few days, probably a virus, expecially herpes if maybe exposed (kissing, performing oral sex). Other viruses also can do this, and some non-infectious diseases. Get care ASAP, including ER or urgent care if necessary (don't wait til Monday). If herpes, the sooner the better for accurate diagnosis and effective treatment. If this is longstanding, contact the doctor treating you. ...Read more

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I have had headaches for 2 and a half months now I had tonsilitis and they went away after but they have come back and now have dizziness often also?

I have had headaches for 2 and a half months now I had tonsilitis and they went away after but they have come back and now have dizziness often also?

Headache two months: Headache for 2 1/2 months is not due to tonsils. Either you have a neck problem/injury or reaction to hormones or medications. Long term constant headache with added dizziness needs a complete evaluation to rule out some cranial problem. ...Read more

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Constant headaches for a month used to be left side now mostly on right side along by ear pain when lying down. Also have tonsilitis on left side?

Constant headaches for a month used to be left side now mostly on right side along by ear pain when lying down. Also have tonsilitis on left side?

Time to c ur doctor : You may very well have upper respiratory tract infection involving your throat, sinuses and ears, causing all what you have, see your doctor or go to ER for evaluation and Rx medications, good luck ...Read more

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I have idiopathic intracranial hypertension, and every time I have tonsillitis or infection my headaches are unmanageable and worse. Why?

I have idiopathic intracranial hypertension, and every time I have tonsillitis or infection my headaches are unmanageable and worse. Why?

Not sure: It is not clear why, but infections in the face can cause headaches too, perhaps the two headaches make the pain worse. Infections are not known to make IIH feel worse. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Have a headache with tonsillitis since yesterday. Pressure behind eyes. Eyes tender when touched. Headache won't go. Neck pain. Help! ?

Have a headache with tonsillitis since yesterday. Pressure behind eyes. Eyes tender when touched. Headache won't go. Neck pain. Help!


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Need to know more: Sorry to hear about this. If this headache is unlike headaches that you typically get, then you will need a full evaluation, and may need imaging. Feel free to consult me if you would like to discuss further. ...Read more

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I've been on Augmentin 875 mg for 9 days twice a day for tonsillitis and lymph node. I am having bad dizziness. Work out out feelings and headaches af?

I've been on Augmentin 875 mg for 9 days twice a day for tonsillitis and lymph node. I am having bad dizziness. Work out out feelings and headaches af?

Explanation : This is possible that your dizziness still related to your primary illness or you have sinusitis in addition. Drink hot tea, perform nasal washing with normal saline OTC. It usually very helpful. Complete your course of antibiotic. ...Read more

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Prescribed phenoxymethylpenicillin and fusidic acid for tonsillitis, sore nose piercing and bad headache. Not told to remove nose ring though.Correct?

Prescribed phenoxymethylpenicillin and fusidic acid for tonsillitis, sore nose piercing and bad headache. Not told to remove nose ring though.Correct?

Most say 'remove': I know that the majority of doctors would advice removal and it couldn't be a bad idea. If you can call the doc you saw to clarify, do it. If you think it a wise idea, do it. Healing will be faster and cleanliness easier. Up to you - best wishes. ...Read more

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Yellow/white spots on my tonsils complete with a headache and high fever. I've have tonsillitis a lot of times in the past, should I consider removal?

Yellow/white spots on my tonsils complete with a headache and high fever. I've have tonsillitis a lot of times in the past, should I consider removal?

Yes - consider: If they continue to give you so much trouble, i think you should get in to to see an ENT surgeon (ear, nose, throat) and get a good evaluation and assessment. ...Read more

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Abcess?On med for tonsillitis for 5 days. Leaking yellow pus nonstop.Still feel ill, headache, sore pic on file. Should i push out pus/safe to swallow?

Abcess?On med for tonsillitis for 5 days. Leaking yellow pus nonstop.Still feel ill, headache, sore pic on file. Should i push out pus/safe to swallow?

Safe: If you are able to push the pus out that is OK and there is not a danger in swallowing it. However, if you are still feeling ill after 5 days of antibiotics I would see an ENT to have him/her drain the abscess ASAP. ...Read more

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Got tonsillitis yesterday. Last night bad headache, pressure behind eyes. Reduced hearing in ear, stiff neck, light sensitivity. What is it?

Got tonsillitis yesterday. Last night bad headache, pressure behind eyes. Reduced hearing in ear, stiff neck, light sensitivity. What is it?

Sounds like an infe-: -ction with a significant component of sinus involvement. U should B Cn by Ur PCP 4 a strep screen as well as a hands on exam. If deemed bacterial antibiotics R in order, if viral, the treatment is symptomatic. ...Read more

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My daughters throat hurts,has white spots in the back, and her mouth is really dry, and horrible headache,does she have tonsillitis?

My daughters throat hurts,has white spots in the back, and her mouth is really dry, and horrible headache,does she have tonsillitis?

Tonsillitis: She may have tonsillitis or pharyngitis, inflammation of the back of the throat. White spots can be caused by many different things, including bacteria like Strep, and viruses like that causing hand, foot and mouth (coxsackie virus). A throat culture and exam by her doctor should help determine the cause. ...Read more

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Don't feel ill, no fever but have WORST headache and neck ache ever had. I do have IIH. Treated for tonsillitis and infected nose piercing.Meningitis?

Don't feel ill, no fever but have WORST headache and neck ache ever had. I do have IIH. Treated for tonsillitis and infected nose piercing.Meningitis?

Meningitis symptoms: Meningitis is inflammation of the membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord. The signs/symptoms of meningitis include sudden high fever, severe headache +/- nausea/vomiting, stiff neck, seizures, confusion/difficulty concentrating, light sensitivity, sleepiness or difficulty waking up, and/or loss of appetite. There are MANY causes for head/neck aches. Go to your doc or ER if sx's persist. ...Read more

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