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What are the symptoms of tonsillitis?

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Dr. Robert Knox
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Tonsillitis Symptoms

Acute tonsillitis, that is less than two weeks' duration, leads to sore throat, swollen lymph glands in the neck, and fever.
The usually cause is a virus, but bacterial infections may occur, but are much less frequent. Chronic tonsillitis is all of the above, but usually without the fever. Go see your doctor.

In brief: Tonsillitis Symptoms

Acute tonsillitis, that is less than two weeks' duration, leads to sore throat, swollen lymph glands in the neck, and fever.
The usually cause is a virus, but bacterial infections may occur, but are much less frequent. Chronic tonsillitis is all of the above, but usually without the fever. Go see your doctor.
Dr. Robert Knox
Dr. Robert Knox
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Garrett Caldwell
Family Medicine
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In brief: Red Tonsils

Symptoms of tonsillitis may include: red/swollen tonsils white or yellow patches on the tonsils swollen/tender lymph notes under the jaw angles and in the neck a sore throat cough painful swallowing fever tonsillitis may be caused by both viruses and bacteria, so visiting your physician is recommended.
Salt water gargles may help, but may not clear the infection in it's entirety/.

In brief: Red Tonsils

Symptoms of tonsillitis may include: red/swollen tonsils white or yellow patches on the tonsils swollen/tender lymph notes under the jaw angles and in the neck a sore throat cough painful swallowing fever tonsillitis may be caused by both viruses and bacteria, so visiting your physician is recommended.
Salt water gargles may help, but may not clear the infection in it's entirety/.
Garrett Caldwell
Garrett Caldwell
Answer assisted by Garrett Caldwell, Medical Student
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