Dry Mouth And Swollen Tonsils

Reviewed on 8/31/2020

Your symptoms can be related to a viral pharyngitis (viral infection of the throat), tonsillitis due to bacterial or viral infection, or dehydration. Dehydration alone is not likely to cause swollen tonsils, but dehydration may accompany infections of the throat or tonsils. Keep track of your symptoms, and contact your doctor to determine the cause of any concerning symptoms that do not go away.

While the list below can be considered as a guide to educate yourself about these conditions, this is not a substitute for a diagnosis from a health care provider. There are many other medical conditions that also can be associated with your symptoms and signs. Here are a number of those from MedicineNet:

At MedicineNet, we believe it is important to take charge of your health through measures such as a living healthy lifestyle, practicing preventative medicine, following a nutrition plan, and getting regular exercise. Understanding your symptoms and signs and educating yourself about health conditions are also a part of living your healthiest life. The links above will provide you with more detailed information on these medical conditions to help you inform yourself about the causes and available treatments for these conditions.

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