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Tonsils are sore but no other bodily symptoms. What might be causing it?
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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Tonsillitis
You are probably starting to get an infection in your tonsils.
Viruses are the commonest cause, but bacteria can also cause it, and even yeast can. If you develop a fever and aching, or if the pain becomes severe or does not improve in a day or two on its own, you will want to see a doc. Untreated strep can lead to rheumatic fever, which can cause permanent heart damage. That's your biggest risk.

In brief: Tonsillitis
You are probably starting to get an infection in your tonsils.
Viruses are the commonest cause, but bacteria can also cause it, and even yeast can. If you develop a fever and aching, or if the pain becomes severe or does not improve in a day or two on its own, you will want to see a doc. Untreated strep can lead to rheumatic fever, which can cause permanent heart damage. That's your biggest risk.
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