Q. What could be the reason and treatment for recurrent tonsillitis?

Answered by
Dr. Deepthi Maringanti
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Apr 06, 2018

Hello doctor,

My daughter is 20 years old and has tonsil problem for last six days. She took medicine for last six days but did not get any relief. She often has the problem of tonsils in two to three months interval. I have tested the CBC. Kindly suggest the remedy. I am also worried about CBC.

Due to prolactin deficiency, she is taking Cabergoline as per the advice of an endocrinologist. But now, prolactin is in normal level, but the medicine is being continued.

Dr. Deepthi Maringanti

Otolaryngology (E.N.T)
#

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

If the tonsillar infection is not reducing with regular medical management in six days, it indicates that it is chronic tonsillitis. The treatment given may be inadequate or resistant to the organism causing infection. You need to consult an ENT doctor in person and take a throat swab for the culture of the organism and take the appropriate antibiotic. If the infection of tonsil is recurring once every three to four months since last two to three years, then you need to go for surgical removal of tonsil called tonsillectomy.

For more information consult an ENT otolaryngologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/ENT-Otolaryngologist

Thank you doctor,

Report of CBC has also been attached. Kindly suggest the treatment based on the reports too.

Dr. Deepthi Maringanti

Otolaryngology (E.N.T)
#

Hi,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

CBC (complete blood count) shows infection (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It is not the effect of Cabergoline. Nothing to worry about it. It could be simple chronic tonsillitis.

For more information consult an ENT otolaryngologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/ENT-Otolaryngologist

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