Do children grow out of tonsillitis?

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Tonsillitis is an illness that primarily affects children. The tonsils, which act as part of a child's immune system, are lymph nodes that appear to go through some changes after puberty. So for the most part, children do grow out of tonsillitis. While there is no guarantee that your child will never get tonsillitis in their adulthood - unless of course they had their tonsils out when they were young - it is rare for adults to suffer from tonsillitis.

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Viral Throat Infections

Viral Throat Infections

Aside from strep throat, most sore throats caused by are contagious, viral throat infections that cannot be treated with antibiotics. The most common culprits of a viral throat infection include coxsackievirus, mononucleosis, and ...

the flu. Mononucleosis (mono) is a virus that causes symptoms that can last for weeks or months at a time. Viral throat infections are best treated with rest, liquids and other home remedies. If the sore throat causes you to have trouble breathing or a high fever, or results in spots in the back of your throat, call your doctor.
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