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How do you get a rash with tonsillitis?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: Several ways

Tonsillitis is inflammation (redness, swelling, pain) and/or infection of the tonsils, which can be due to viruses, bacteria, or other germs.
Antibiotics to treat tonsil infections sometimes cause rashes. Viruses can cause rashes by themselves or in combination with antibiotic usage. Strep throat causes strep scarlet fever, a well-known rash that feels rough and looks like many tiny reddish dots.

In brief: Several ways

Tonsillitis is inflammation (redness, swelling, pain) and/or infection of the tonsils, which can be due to viruses, bacteria, or other germs.
Antibiotics to treat tonsil infections sometimes cause rashes. Viruses can cause rashes by themselves or in combination with antibiotic usage. Strep throat causes strep scarlet fever, a well-known rash that feels rough and looks like many tiny reddish dots.
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Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology

In brief: Has to do with

This has to do with the bacteria that causes the tonsillitis stimulating the immune system which causes the rash.

In brief: Has to do with

This has to do with the bacteria that causes the tonsillitis stimulating the immune system which causes the rash.
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