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What causes inflamed tonsils, what are the symptoms and treatment ?

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Dr. Michael Pascolini
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Bacteria vs virus

There are a few ways your tonsils could get inflamed.
Usually it would start with a viral infection. If the body can't fight it appropriately, then it can become bacterial. This may take 5-7 days . At this point you may need antibiotics.

In brief: Bacteria vs virus

There are a few ways your tonsils could get inflamed.
Usually it would start with a viral infection. If the body can't fight it appropriately, then it can become bacterial. This may take 5-7 days . At this point you may need antibiotics.
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