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Comment from: FoxyWolfWoman713, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: July 20

I had a combination of the flu and viral tonsillitis, so I can't say for certain what symptoms were only from the tonsillitis. I experienced extreme fatigue, nausea, vomiting, swollen lymph nodes, bleeding of the throat, inability to swallow (liquids or solids), dizziness, headache, and of course extreme pain.

Comment from: Mr. J, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: January 24

I have had tonsillitis for about 4 days now. And the pain hasn't started to diminish at all. I have an extremely sore throat and swallowing anything feels so pain intensive. I went to the doctor 2 days ago, in order to confirm whether it was a viral or bacterial disease. It is a virus, despite the fact I don't have any other symptoms like running nose, fever, headache, etc. That means no antibiotics for me, apparently all I can do is wait for my body to fight it.

Comment from: wena, 25-34 (Patient) Published: July 03

I have had tonsillitis for 3 days already. Though I am taking medicine every night I feel so cold and have a high fever.

Comment from: Julia, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: December 16

In the past I had sinus infections, so I assumed that was the problem. This time after taking Biaxin for three days, the symptoms were not getting better. I made an appointment with an ENT specialist and was diagnosed with acute tonsillitis and acute adenotonsillitis. Amox-Clav 875mg was administered and things are getting better.

Comment from: Dizzy, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: April 08

With tonsillitis I have experienced fever, chills, voice change, pain, and a sore neck. I have also found it hard to swallow. I choke on food and my own saliva. Pain meds barely relieve pain and fever.

Comment from: sc, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: April 18

I have had a fever, sneezing, runny nose and a dull headache. But obviously a sore throat that got worse and when i looked at it in the mirror. It was covered in white spots!

Comment from: paticakoos, 55-64 Female Published: April 18

Cough, pain on swallowing, nasal and throat mucus yellow/brown and blood tinged, general malaise and weakness, burning eyes and tiredness

Comment from: Judy, 55-64 Female Published: April 18

Tiredness, sore throat,temperature yet feeling chills,headaches.couldnt eat for 3 days.

Comment from: Leanne, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: March 27

I have swollen glands, a sore right ear; pus on my tonsils and I feel blocked up with funny smell. I had tonsillitis nine months ago for the first time I was so sick ended up hospital dehydrated on antibiotic drip.

Comment from: Lisar, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: December 27

Swollen lymph nodes, very soar throat, headache, neck ache, ear ache and tiredness.

Comment from: Precious H, 13-18 Female (Patient) Published: November 09

Pus on tonsils, red sore tonsils, swollen lymph nodes, sore throat. Very painful.

Comment from: Lottyloo, Female (Patient) Published: July 31

I had a sore swollen throat and I couldn't eat for three days. I also had a shooting pain going down my neck, and a fever for the first three days. I couldn't lift my head up of the pillow with out felling very dizzy. Then the coughing started. This was one of my worst experiences and I have had four kids.

Comment from: joe, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: March 07

I had chills and pain when swallowing.


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Comment from: Alix, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: December 27

Headache, pain with swallowing, yellow and white discharge from tonsils, and swollen tonsils.

Comment from: Theresa, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: July 05

Pain in both ears, runny and congested nose, headache and cough. I am thinking of going for a surgical treatment because tonsillitis is real discomfort.


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