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ash0090
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Jan-11-13, 10:49 AM (CST)
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"tonsillitis herpes connection?"
 
   So since my original OB just about 1 1/2 months ago Ive had another OB and now tonsillitis. Is there a connection? My doctor said that if the meds dont work that he is going to send me to a surgeon as I am "too old" to have gotten tonsillitis.
I seriously feel like my body is falling apart the last month and a half...pretty much since being told I have herpes.
Im pretty sure sex is def an irritant as the day after my husband and I had sex for the first time since finding out I had an OB the next day. So now Im scared to have sex, so when my husband approached me to have sex again I only did oral and then I end up with tonsillitis. What the heck is going on!?!?
I thought that when you contract herpes oral to genitals that you dont contract it anywhere else or it doesnt move to different locations?
I am going to get my IUD out in a week or so and Im terrified that it is going to cause an OB or who knows what now.


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  RE: tonsillitis herpes connection? starrattadmin Jan-11-13 1
     RE: tonsillitis herpes connection? graceadmin Jan-11-13 2
     RE: tonsillitis herpes connection? ash0090 Jan-11-13 3
         RE: tonsillitis herpes connection? starrattadmin Jan-12-13 4
  RE: tonsillitis herpes connection? HC Jan-15-13 5
     RE: tonsillitis herpes connection? ash0090 Jan-15-13 6
         RE: tonsillitis herpes connection? HC Jan-15-13 7

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starrattadmin
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Jan-11-13, 06:51 PM (CST)
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1. "RE: tonsillitis herpes connection?"
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Direct connection, as in herpes is somehow responsible for your tonsillitis. No.

Indirect connection, possibly. It is my general observation (and that of several other people around here)that when you start to battle a couple of illnesses your immune system essentially takes a good kicking and dips and you become somewhat compromised. It really doesn't matter what the illness is that starts it (the flu, pneumonia, norovirus, major surgery, initial herpes infection, etc.), but the next thing you know other things start to flare up.

Tonsillitis is a bacterial infection of your tonsils. Tonsils, in case you are wondering, are essentially a part of your immune system that catches and traps bacteria before it can spread to your body so at any age they can become infected--most common in kids, but lots of adult wind up getting their tonsils pulled out in bad cases.

Herpes itself does not cause tonsillitis. You may have had a relatively silent case of tonsilitis, but things may have flared up if your immune system was feeling run down.

Be well,
Lorraine

Hoe eet jy 'n olifant? Bietjie vir bietjie.
(Translation from Afrikans: How do you eat an elephant? Bit by bit.)


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graceadmin
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Jan-11-13, 08:05 PM (CST)
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2. "RE: tonsillitis herpes connection?"
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it's actually pretty common to have a recurrence within 2 months of being infected - about half of folks have one.

as for tonsil infections, can have them no matter what your age!!

grace

The first step in stopping the perceived stigma about genital herpes - is to stop believing in it yourself


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ash0090
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Jan-11-13, 09:06 PM (CST)
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3. "RE: tonsillitis herpes connection?"
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   I am more worried that if it is connected that this would be a reoccurring problem and then surgery would have to be done. Which of course if I need it I would have it but I really dont want that.
Yea Im pretty much feeling like crap all the time now. I want to live in a bubble with this flu going around!
Thanks for the input


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4. "RE: tonsillitis herpes connection?"
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These days the usual approach to tonsillitis that I've seen is (depending on the severity of the infection) is to treat with a round or two of antibiotics first. For some people this is enough to get things sorted out.

For others, unfortunately, once their tonsils decide to have a party the only choice is to look at surgery. For my niece this involved only having them drained surgically and another round of antibiotics after that to clean things up (she was in her 20s), my nephew was getting so sick all the time that he had to have his out altogether.

I'm sure you are feeling pretty miserable. Tonsillitis is not fun at any age. Hope you feel better soon.

Be well,
Lorraine

Hoe eet jy 'n olifant? Bietjie vir bietjie.
(Translation from Afrikans: How do you eat an elephant? Bit by bit.)


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HC
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Jan-15-13, 11:51 AM (CST)
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5. "RE: tonsillitis herpes connection?"
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   No, tonsillitis is not caused by Herpes. It can exacerbate a case of tonsillitis, but not cause it. Tonsillitis is caused by infection, mostly by strep. Don't worry!!

Coming down with tonsillitis will put your immune system in overdrive, it will focus on the infection and forget the HSV for a short time. That opens you up to an outbreak. However, in another few days, the immune system "remembers" the HSV again and will kick in to hold it at bay. So, hang in there!!!!


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ash0090
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Jan-15-13, 02:48 PM (CST)
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6. "RE: tonsillitis herpes connection?"
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   Thank you guys for the help. I did get another OB while having Tonsillitis. UGH! I am going to the doc on Friday and am excited to find a way to figure this out.


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HC
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Jan-15-13, 04:42 PM (CST)
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7. "RE: tonsillitis herpes connection?"
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   Great and remember, don't worry. We think the world has fallen apart with this stupid HSV, but--in fact--it's just a dopey nuisance!

By the way, I had my tonsils out a couple of years ago. It's a painful operation for sure, but I'm so happy to be rid of those things!

Take care!


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