How Long Does Tonsillitis Last?

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The time tonsillitis lasts depends on the causes and treatment methods of the tonsillitis. Viral Tonsillitis Numerous viral infections can cause tonsillitis, including mononucleosis, Epstein-Barr, influenza, croup, laryngitis and herpes simplex, with widely varying times to onset; however, most viral tonsillitis clears in 2 to 5 days. Bacterial Tonsillitis Bacterial tonsillitis, usually Streptococci A ("strep throat"), causes illness within 2 to 7 day, and most symptoms subside within about 5 days, but the tonsils may remain swollen for 3 to 4 weeks. The average recovery time of tonsillectomy for kids is about a week, while for adults is about two weeks.   Keywords: long does tonsillitis last; long does tonsillectomy take.