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How long does viral tonsillitis last? Is there really no treatment?

Viral tonsillitis. This usually runs its course within 7-10 days. Exception: mono is a virus that can cause a severe case that can last for weeks ! with viral tonsillitis, there is no specific treatment. General treatment includes steroids to decrease swelling, pain medications (tablets or numbing gargles). Drink plenty fluids, rest plenty, take Ibuprofen for fever. Read more...

How long does it generally take for symptoms of viral tonsillitis to ease? Going on day 5 of fever. Have seen a doctor, rest and fluids recommended.

Viral tonsillitis. It sometimes takes a week to 10 days for viral tonsillitis to disappear completely. Your doctors right-continue with fluids and rest. If your throat is still sore gargling with warm salt water can help or irrigating with warm water. If it continues more than another three or four days a blood test would be indicated. See your doctor for that. Read more...

Can kissing spread viral tonsillitis?

Yes. Any active viral illness may shed contagious particles in the saliva.Those causing tonsillitis are usually acquired through some chance contact with such material. Read more...

I have bacterial or viral tonsillitis, what to do?

See an ENT doctor. The best advice I can give you is to see an ENT doctor for evaluation. You need a culture of the tonsil to determine if you have a bacterial infection and determine the correct antibiotic to use. Read more...

What is the difference between strep / bacterial tonsillitis and viral tonsillitis?

Different agents. Viral tonsillitis is from a virus such as epstein-barr or adenovirus. Antibiotics don't help. Strep and other bacterial tonsillitis are caused by bacteria against which antibiotics work. Symptoms and throat appearance are very similar. Read more...

My tonsil is enlarged and painless w/ brownish red small patches. Been like this for over a month. History of viral tonsillitis, no current symptoms.

Observe . your tonsils are swollen after a virus. Careful watch and observe. At 20 years of age it might take a while for swelling to resolve. Read more...
Culture. I would recommend a culture of the throat to rule out a viral infection or a specific bacterial infection. Infectious mono also needs to be ruled out. You need a specific diagnosis. See an ENT doctor. Read more...