Symptoms of Tonsilitis
Symptoms of Tonsilitis: Introduction
Symptoms of tonsillitis can vary somewhat among individuals but generally include sore throat and swollen tonsils. Infection of the tonsils by a virus or bacteria may result in the formation of visible white colored patches or pockets of pus on the tonsils. This can lead to a bad taste in the mouth and bad breath.
Other symptoms may include pain with swallowing, difficulty swallowing, fatigue, headache, fever, and swollen glands (lymph nodes) in the neck.
Most people can recover from tonsillitis without complications. However, complications of tonsillitis are possible in some cases. Complications can include infection of the lymph nodes of the neck called cervical adenitis. There is also a chance of developing a middle ear infection (otitis media), sinus infection, and a peritonsillar abscess.
Tonsillitis caused by strep throat can rarely result in very serious complications, including rheumatic fever, rheumatic heart disease, and a kidney disease called acute glomerulonephritis. Another potential complication is scarlet fever....more about Tonsilitis »
Symptoms of Tonsilitis
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Tonsilitis as a Cause of Symptoms or Medical Conditions
When considering symptoms of Tonsilitis, it is also important to consider Tonsilitis as a possible cause of other medical conditions.
The Disease Database lists the following medical conditions that Tonsilitis may cause:
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The symptom information on this page
attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Tonsilitis.
This signs and symptoms information for Tonsilitis has been gathered from various sources,
may not be fully accurate,
and may not be the full list of Tonsilitis signs or Tonsilitis symptoms.
Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Tonsilitis may vary on an individual basis for each patient.
Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they
are indeed Tonsilitis symptoms.