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Tonsils can get inflamed and infected due to bacterial or viral infection, causing redness, pus, pain, and fever. This condition is called tonsilitis and is treated with antibiotics in case of bacterial infection. If the cause is viral, it goes away on its own.
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Symptoms and Causes
Here are some of the symptoms of tonsillitis:
- Swollen, red tonsils
- White or yellow patches on tonsils
- Sore throat and difficulty swallowing
- Fever and enlarged neck glands
- Hoarse voice and bad breath
- Stomachache, neck pain, headache
- Signs in young children: drooling, refusal to eat, fussiness
Tonsillitis, commonly affecting children to mid-teens, is often viral but can result from bacterial infections. Streptococcus pyogenes (group A streptococcus) and other strains are a common bacterial cause. Tonsils’ immune function, crucial for defense against oral pathogens, diminishes post-puberty, possibly explaining rare cases in adults.
FAQs About Tonsillitis
How to treat swollen tonsils in adults without going to the doctor?
Tonsilitis can be treated in adults by fulfilling your hydration levels, consuming hard candy or throat lozenges, gargling with salt water to detoxify the infectious tonsils, and using a humidifier to restore moisture in the air. You can take over-the-counter pain reliefs like acetaminophen and ibuprofen to relieve symptoms or consult our doctors at Your Doctors Online to treat swollen tonsils at home.
How to cure tonsillitis in 4 hours?
Since it is an infection caused by a bacterial or viral pathogen, it takes time to full recovery. However, symptoms can be improved by warm salt water gargling as it helps ease the inflammation and pain within hours.
How to get rid of white spots on the tonsils?
Oral herpes and strep throat can cause white spots in the tonsils; you need antiviral therapy to eliminate it. Some of the effective antiviral medications include famciclovir, acyclovir, and valacyclovir. Our doctors can provide you with a prescription for these antiviral medications.
Why do I keep getting a sore throat that comes and goes?
If a sore throat is recurring, it is most likely a chronic condition called pharyngitis caused by infections or environmental pollutants. Consult a doctor at Your Doctors Online to diagnose the cause of recurring throat infections.
What happens if tonsillitis is not treated?
If tonsilitis is not treated timely, it can cause complications like middle ear infection, abscess formation, scarlet or rheumatic fever, and acute glomerulonephritis. Getting a timely consultation for tonsillitis is better to avoid worsening the condition. Contact a doctor at Your Doctors Online for treatment.
What is the role of antibiotics in treating tonsillitis?
Antibiotics help reduce the bacterial infection span causing tonsillitis and ease the symptoms. It kills the bacteria and speeds up the recovery. However, they should be administered per your provider’s directions as they also have side effects, and too much antibiotic usage can make you resistant.
How should acute tonsillitis be treated?
If the condition is acute and the cause is viral, the infection will clear up within a few days with enough rest and hydration. In case of bacterial infection, antibiotics will be required ensuring recovery in approximately ten days.
When should someone seek medical attention for tonsillitis?
You should see a doctor if the infection accompanies pus and fever, doesn’t go away even after a week, cause changes in the voice tone, difficulty breathing or eating, and cause intense pain. These symptoms indicate a chronic condition. Consult our doctors at Your Doctors Online for the treatment and prescription of tonsilitis.
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