Tonsilitis

What is Tonsilitis?

Tonsillitis is inflammation of the tonsils most commonly caused by viral or bacterial infection. Tonsils are glandular, soft, red lumps that can be seen at the back of the throat. They are a part of the human immune system and are made up of tissues that help the body to defend itself against various infections.

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I have been taking penecillin for a case of tonsilitis for 6 days now. My glads were very swollen initially but seem to now go down and then flare...

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Tonsilitis can also be viral

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tonsilitis can be caused by bacteria or viruses. Viral tonsilitis is very common...

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My ESR reading is 44. What does that indicate?

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Plenty of condition...

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ESR is a non specific tests. A higher than normal as in this case is found in many...

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Will smoking weed make tonsillitis worse?

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no...

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the course of tonsilitis is not affected by such events. You won't get worse with smoking...

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Recent questions on  Tonsilitis

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My 5 year old has a high fever . We have been the doctor earlier today and she diagnosed viral tonsilitis . He is now complaining of pins and...

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swallen lymph node since last tonsilitis (almost 1 year ago ) ultrasound shown their structure bening reactive 1.4/0.5 and 1.2/0.4 ,abdominal...

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i have ebv igG :6.6 And igM: 2.2 ,2 swallen lymph nodes since last tonsilitis last year 1.2/0.4 And 1.4/0.5, blood test ok no symptomes what next?

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