What Is the Causes and Symptoms of Tonsillitis?

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Bacterial and viral infections can cause tonsillitis. A common cause is Streptococcus (strep) bacteria. Other common causes include:
  • Adenoviruses
  • Influenza virus
  • Epstein-Barr virus
  • Parainfluenza viruses
  • Enteroviruses
  • Herpes simplex virus
The main symptoms of tonsillitis are inflammation and swelling of the tonsils, sometimes severe enough to block the airways. Other symptoms include:
  • Throat pain or tenderness
  • Redness of the tonsils
  • A white or yellow coating on the tonsils
  • Painful blisters or ulcers on the throat
  • Headache
  • Loss of appetite
  • Ear pain
  • Difficulty swallowing or breathing through the mouth
  • Swollen glands in the neck or jaw area
  • Fever, chills
  • Bad breath
In children, symptoms may also include:
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
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so i am 14 and have been having fevers of 102 off and on since Thursday, i also havent been eating,my throat hurts, and so dose my head. its been 4 days, what should I do?
You should go to see an ear-nose-throat doctor and get prescribed antibiotics to treat acute tonsillitis.
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