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Can I die from tonsillitis if I ignore it?

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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Particularly if an abscess develops.
The tonsils are close to the spinal cord. An abscess in that area can be devastating, requires surgery to drain, and a lot of antibiotics. It can compromise the wind pipe and make it impossible to breathe.

In brief: Yes

Particularly if an abscess develops.
The tonsils are close to the spinal cord. An abscess in that area can be devastating, requires surgery to drain, and a lot of antibiotics. It can compromise the wind pipe and make it impossible to breathe.
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Dr. Carlo Hatem
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