What is Tonsillitis?
What Symptoms can Indicate Tonsillitis?
Difficulty in Swallowing
Tender Jaw and Neck
- Throat pain and tenderness
- Red tonsils
- White or yellow coating on the tonsils
- Loss of appetite
- Ear pain
- Trouble swallowing
- Swollen glands
- Upset stomach
- Stomach Pain
- Not wanting to eat or swallow
- Get a lot of rest
- Drink lots of water
- Eat some soft food
- Drink warm liquids or cold foods
- Sleep in a room with a humidifier
- Gargle with saltwater
- Take an over-the-counter pain reliever
- Influenza virus
Frequently Asked Questions:
After a few days, tonsillitis normally goes away on its own. Get plenty of rest to help with the symptoms. To relieve a sore throat, sip something cold.
The most frequent antibiotic treatment for tonsillitis caused by group A streptococcus is penicillin, which is given by mouth for ten days. Your doctor will prescribe an alternative antibiotic if your child is allergic to penicillin.
If tonsillitis is not treated, a complication known as a peritonsillar abscess can develop. This is a bacterial-infested area surrounding the tonsils that can produce the following symptoms: Throat ache that is unbearable and Voice is muffled.
Cold and flu viruses are common causes of tonsillitis. If streptococcal bacteria infect your throat, you may develop tonsillitis. These illnesses are spread in the same way that a cold is spread. When you talk, cough, or sneeze, tiny droplets enter the air