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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I have had tonsillitis for many years and currently suffering from a strep throat infection. What should I do for a faster recovery?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from tonsillitis for many years and having strep throat for the last ten days. I consulted a doctor regarding the same concern. The doctor suggested tablet Zinnat 500 mg for five days. However, the doctor changed the medicine on the fifth day and gave tablet Saloc...  Read Full »

Dr. Vinay. S. Bhat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The photo you shared suggests acute tonsillitis of follicular variety (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). The whitish lesions over tonsils are known as follicles. Also, there are well-defined membranes over your pharynx and some parts of the tonsi...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest granular pharyngitis treatment.

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 is this white spot in my throat?

Query: Hello doctor, I had my tonsils removed at the end of last year and from about a month ago, on one side, I noticed this white circle in my throat. It has not gotten any bigger or smaller but it has me worried because it does not look normal. It has no veins or anything though. Is it just a funny-look...  Read Full »

Dr. Vinay. S. Bhat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From the photo you have attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it seems like a hypertrophied lymphoid tissue. Apart from tonsils, there are many small lymphoid tissues in and around our throat. Once the tonsils are removed, sometimes they get excess...  Read Full »

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