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Tonsillitis Tests and Diagnosis

Throat Swab

The most widely used test to diagnose for tonsillitis is a throat swab.  This test entails the use of a sterile swab that is rubbed on the swollen tonsil. The procedure may be a little bit uncomfortable although the whole process may only take a second or two. … Continue reading

Tuesday February 25th, 2014 in , | Comments Off on Tonsillitis Tests and Diagnosis

Tonsillitis Complications

If left untreated or improperly cared for tonsillitis most likely will lead to complications. Tonsil swelling complications include sleep disturbances, abscess and sometimes complications affecting the kidneys and heart.

Sleep Apnea

The swelling of your tonsils can be substantial enough to block your airways that can lead to a sleeping … Continue reading

Sunday January 19th, 2014 in , | Comments Off on Tonsillitis Complications