Tonsillitis

About "Tonsillitis"

Tonsillitis is a commonly seen childhood bacterial or viral infection that causes inflammation of tonsils. The types of tonsillitis are acute, recurrent, and chronic. Tonsillitis is treated with antibiotics like Penicillin, and in cases of recurrent tonsillitis, tonsillectomy is done.

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Tonsillitis
Article Overview: The inflammation that results due to the infection of tonsils is called tonsillitis. It is a common childhood infection. The usual symptoms are fever, throat pain, and enlarged tonsils.  Read Article »
Dr. K Sneha
ENT Otolaryngologist

What is Tonsillitis? The inflammation that results due to the infection of tonsils is called tonsillitis. It is a common childhood infection. The usual symptoms are fever, throat pain, and enlarged tonsils. The bacteria and viruses causing tonsillitis are very contagious, so frequent handwashing can ...  Read Article »
 
What is the bump on the back side of tongue in a tonsillitis patient?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 31-year-old female, nonsmoking and non-drinking. I am currently taking antibiotics for a streptococcal throat infection. Originally, Amoxicillin eight days ago but yesterday switched to Azithromycin as strep symptoms had come back (extremely sore throat, white tonsil patches, tons...  Read Full »
Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda
ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to your history, we can consider this mass an inflammation. As it is red and slightly tender, and in the same side of your tonsillar inflammation, continue Azithromycin for three days. Add an anti-inflammatory as Ibuprofen 400 mg twice daily. Use a mouth gargl...  Read Full »
 
What are the signs of tonsillitis?
Query: Hi doctor, My 15 year old daughter always gets sick. When I take her to the doctor, every time he used to say it as viral infection. This is the fifth time in a year she has been sick with the same symptoms. Her symptoms are cough, low fever, sore throat and yellowish white colored mucus covering h...  Read Full »
Dr. Geeta Priyadarsini Kamminana
Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Let me first enlighten you about tonsils. Tonsils are a pair of soft tissues located on either side of your pharynx. They are lymphoid tissue and play an important role in immune system to fight infections and act as first line defense for throat infections. Active infect...  Read Full »
 
How does salt water gargling cure tonsillitis? How Vaporizer and Medicated Inhalant helps?
Query: Hi doctor, Does air humidifier help with tonsillitis? How would salt water gargling cure tonsillitis?  Read Full »
Dr. Shyam Kalyan N
ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Air humidifiers are of various types and not all of them are useful for someone suffering from tonsillitis. And also, tonsillitis requires gargling of warm water mixed with salt. Salt water gargling helps reduce pain, inflammation and infection in the throat by the foll...  Read Full »
 
How to prevent frequent episodes of tonsillitis?
Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering with tonsillitis for past three years. Nearly four months back, my tonsils got swollen. Followed by that the right tonsil remains the same and the left got subsided. In these four months, I had few episodes of pain in my ear. Also the glands in my right side of neck got swo...  Read Full »
Dr. Shyam Kalyan N
ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. With the conversation we had, I understand that you are an 18 year old male suffering from tonsillitis and you have been having acute exacerbation of the tonsillitis now. Due to the infection, you suffer from ear pain and swollen neck glands. You seem to be suffering fr...  Read Full »
 
What is the treatment for granular pharyngitis and tonsillitis?
Query: Hello doctor, I have been diagnosed with granular pharyngitis and tonsillitis, but I do not have any post-nasal drip or cold. I have pain while swallowing certain oily and spicy food. What should be the treatment? In the last three months, I have got tonsil infection a couple of times.  Read Full »
Dr. Vinay S Bhat
ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Granular pharyngitis occurs because of chronic irritation to the pharynx. It is commonly seen in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis, smokers, and nowadays, one of the most common cause for granular pharyngitis is laryngopharyngeal reflux disorder. The usual symptoms ...  Read Full »
 
What could be the reason and treatment for recurrent tonsillitis?
Query: 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. D...  Read Full »
Dr. Deepthi Maringanti
ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: 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 ...  Read Full »
 
What is the treatment for coughing fits and severe tonsillitis?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 18 year old female, who is suffering from coughing fits and severe tonsillitis. The coughing fits only come when I am lying down, and I bring up mucus which kills my throat.  Read Full »
Dr. Jeremy David O'kennedy
HIV AIDS Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sorry to hear that you are not feeling well. Tonsillitis can be caused by certain viruses or bacteria. The family of bacteria which typically causes tonsillitis are called streptococci. Streptococcus is also one of the most common and important causes of tonsillitis, bron...  Read Full »
 
Do I really have to take CoAmoxiclav for 14 days to cure tonsillitis?
Query: Hello doctor, Last week the doctor told I had adenoiditis and sub-acute tonsillitis (did not have any symptoms except a smell of catarrh and bending down felt weird). I had suffered from adenovirus and viral conjunctivitis a couple of weeks before the diagnosis. ENT thought it was viral turned bact...  Read Full »
Dr. Penchala Prasad Kandikattu
Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The yellow phlegm itself shows your suffering from a secondary bacterial infection. If sputum is there then it may be originating from lower respiratory or sinuses. So that is why your doctor has adviced two weeks course of antibiotics. So please continue above medicat...  Read Full »
 
Can tonsil pain have any association with HIV?
Query: Hello doctor,I had unprotected sex once and had a fever within a couple of days of the exposure. A couple of years have passed by and I have started getting headaches and symptoms like sinus and tonsils. I went to the ENT and I was told I had grade 3 tonsils and it is better to go for surgery. I too...  Read Full »
Dr. Kakkar S
Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Tonsillitis is not a specific sign of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) infection though it may happen more commonly in those who are HIV positive as compared to the others. Moreover, a negative HIV screening test result after three years of risk exposure rules o...  Read Full »
 
 
 

 

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