Tonsillitis complications
Tonsillitis

Complications could include:

  • A peritonsillar abscess is usually a complication of tonsillitis or another bacterial infection. Get it treated quickly to avoid potentially serious problems.
    Source:HLCMS
  • An airway obstruction is a blockage in the airway. It may partially or totally prevent air from getting into your lungs. Some airway obstructions are life-threatening emergencies. They require immediate medical attention to prevent death.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Rheumatic fever is a complication of strep throat. If it's left untreated, it can cause permanent damage to your heart. Find out about symptoms and treatment.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Bulimia is an eating disorder characterized by binge eating followed by purging, often through forced vomiting.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Dehydration takes place when your body loses more fluid than you drink. Learn about signs and prevention.
    Source:HLCMS
  • A blood urea nitrogen (BUN) test checks kidney function by measuring how much urea nitrogen is in your blood.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Your body becomes overloaded with toxins if your kidneys can't do their regular job. This can lead to kidney failure and even be life-threatening.
    Source:HLCMS
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