Tonsillitis

Tonsillitis is an inflammation or infection of the tonsils, which are two masses of tissue located at the back of the throat. Tonsillitis can be caused by a viral or bacterial infection and is more common in children than adults.

The symptoms of tonsillitis may include sore throat, difficulty swallowing, red and swollen tonsils, fever, headache, and tender or swollen lymph nodes in the neck. In severe cases, tonsillitis may also cause difficulty breathing and sleeping.

Treatment for tonsillitis depends on the underlying cause. If the cause is bacterial, antibiotics may be prescribed to help fight the infection. Over-the-counter pain relievers and saltwater gargles can help to alleviate symptoms. In some cases, surgery to remove the tonsils (tonsillectomy) may be necessary if the condition is recurrent or chronic.

If you suspect you or your child has tonsillitis, it’s important to seek medical attention for proper diagnosis and treatment. Complications of untreated tonsillitis can include abscess formation, rheumatic fever, and kidney inflammation.

symptoms of Tonsillitis Here

The symptoms of tonsillitis can vary depending on the underlying cause, but may include:

  1. Sore throat: Pain or discomfort in the throat, especially when swallowing.

  2. Difficulty swallowing: Feeling like something is stuck in the throat or a sensation of tightness in the throat.

  3. Red and swollen tonsils: The tonsils may appear red and swollen, and may be covered in white or yellow spots or a coating.

  4. Fever: A high body temperature may be present, especially with bacterial infections.

  5. Headache: A mild to severe headache may be present.

  6. Body aches: Generalized muscle aches and pains may occur.

  7. Bad breath: Foul-smelling breath may be present due to bacterial infection.

  8. Tender or swollen lymph nodes: The glands in the neck may be tender and swollen.

In some cases, tonsillitis may also cause ear pain, fatigue, and difficulty speaking.

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Dr. Vivek Kumar Pathak has several decades of domain-specific experience under his belt. Dr. Vivek Kumar Pathak has over 10 years of experience in his field. The clinician treats and manages a wide range of conditions such as Nasal Polyps, Radiation Necrosis in the Neck, Hyperthyroidism, Goiter

Some of the common conditions treated by the ENT surgeon are hearing loss, tonsillitis, and nasal polyps. The cochlear implant helps bypass the damaged ear and also stimulates the auditory nerve. “Tonsillectomy is the surgical removal of your tonsils and is performed if there is a frequent occurrence of tonsillitis.

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MBBS, MS ( ENT Specialist) <br> ENT Surgeon at Kailash Hospital, Greater Noida <br>
ENT Surgeon at Sharda Hospital, Greater Noida <br>
ENT Surgeon at Doxtreat Healthcare, Noida