Tonsillopharyngitis

Tonsillitis

Tonsillitis is inflammation of the tonsils one tonsil on each side. Tonsillitis can be caused by a virus, such as the common cold, or by a bacterial infection, such as strep throat.

Tonsillitis can occur at any age and is a common childhood illness. It’s most often diagnosed in children from preschool age through their mid-teens.
  • Symptoms
  • Enlarged or swollen lymph nodes

    • Beneath jaw or at neck, In front of the ears, Behind the ears

    or Ear pain

    common

    Pain, scratchiness or irritation of the throat

    or Swallowing difficulties

    common

    High temperature

    • Greater than or equal to 38°c (100. 4°f), Less than 38°c (100. 4°f)

    common

    Red tonsils

    or Light spots on tonsils

    or Swollen/enlarged tonsils

    common

    Headache

    common

    Bad breath

    Poor appetite

    or Not gaining weight properly or losing weight unintentionally

    Strained voice

    or Loss of voice

    Feeling of tiredness

    Feel like vomiting

    or Throwing up

  • Risk factors
  • Treatment
  • -Whether tonsillitis is caused by a viral or bacterial infection, at-home care strategies can make you more comfortable and promote better recovery, Encourage rest, Get adequate fluids, Treat pain and fever, and Have lozenges. -If tonsillitis is caused by a bacterial infection, your doctor will prescribe a course of antibiotics. -Surgery to remove tonsils (tonsillectomy) may be used to treat frequently recurring tonsillitis, chronic tonsillitis or bacterial tonsillitis that doesn't respond to antibiotic treatment.
  • Recommended specialist
  • If you have Tonsillopharyngitis, then a visit to a family medicine specialist is highly recommended.

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