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Do symptoms like tonsillitis go away quickly?
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Not usually
Infected or inflamed tonsils can be quite painful.
A bacterial infection will usually respond in a couple of days to antibiotics - there are medications to minimize the discomfort while the antibiotics are working (throat lozenges, nsaid's, prescription pain medications, etc). Viral tonsillitis requires time to resolve - the same pain meds noted above can help.

In brief: Not usually
Infected or inflamed tonsils can be quite painful.
A bacterial infection will usually respond in a couple of days to antibiotics - there are medications to minimize the discomfort while the antibiotics are working (throat lozenges, nsaid's, prescription pain medications, etc). Viral tonsillitis requires time to resolve - the same pain meds noted above can help.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Dr. Robert Knox
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
In brief: Tonsillitis Go Away
Tonsillitis usually lasts five - seven days, whether viral or bacterial.
If symptoms persist only a day or two, suspect an allergen or irritant, most commonly mouth breathing with a stuffy nose or a recent cold or reflux of stomach acid.

In brief: Tonsillitis Go Away
Tonsillitis usually lasts five - seven days, whether viral or bacterial.
If symptoms persist only a day or two, suspect an allergen or irritant, most commonly mouth breathing with a stuffy nose or a recent cold or reflux of stomach acid.
Dr. Robert Knox
Dr. Robert Knox
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