Online Treatment for Tonsillitis
Treatment for tonsillitis typically involves rest and staying well-hydrated, which can be challenging when swallowing is painful. Medications are also an option, but it's essential to note that aspirin should not be given to anyone under 16 years old. If tonsillitis is bacterial and the symptoms are severe, our doctors can prescribe antibiotics.
In rare instances, a doctor may recommend tonsil removal. However, this is only considered if you've experienced:
- At least seven episodes of tonsillitis in the past year.
- At least five bouts of tonsillitis annually for the past two years.
- At least three bouts of tonsillitis each year for the past three years.
A doctor can discuss the surgical options if any of these criteria apply to you.
At Mobi Doctor, you can easily schedule a Doctor appointment from the convenience of your home within minutes, allowing you to address your tonsillitis promptly. Our experienced doctors can prescribe the necessary medication, and we'll even arrange for convenient collection at a pharmacy near you.
What Tonsillitis is?
The tonsils in the throat are there to guard against infection. When they become infected, they act as a barrier to stop the infection from spreading. This causes the tonsils to swell, resulting in tonsillitis. This infection is more common in children, but adults also suffer from it.
Symptoms of Tonsillitis
The primary indication of tonsillitis is an irritating sore throat. Nonetheless, it's essential to inform our doctors if you've experienced any of the following symptoms:
- A persistent sensation of a lump in your throat.
- Challenges with swallowing.
- Flu-like symptoms may include fatigue, fever,
headache, or earache.
- Persistent cough.
- Swelling of the glands.
- Voice changes, such as hoarseness or croakiness.
During your consultation, our medical professionals can also inspect for visible signs of tonsillitis, such as redness or tiny white spots on the tonsils.
Treatment for Tonsillitis
The conventional treatment for tonsillitis is getting plenty of sleep and rest and keeping yourself hydrated. This treatment is the same as treatment for other viruses. Tonsillitis can be difficult if it is causing pain while you swallow.
Another option for treating tonsillitis can be medication. It mostly affects young people. Youngsters within the age of 16 should not be treated with aspirin. Our doctors prescribe antibiotics, in case of severe symptoms or if tonsillitis is caused by bacteria. Doctors recommend an operation for taking out tonsils only in rare cases, where the situation is serious, not all the time.
Some suggestions indicate that this is the option if you have tonsillitis:
Minimum three tonsillitis bouts each year for the last three years
Minimum five tonsillitis bouts each year for last two years
Minimum seven tonsillitis bouts since the previous 12 months
If you face any such problem, our doctor can discuss it with you through different options available for surgery.
Causes of Tonsillitis
Tonsillitis is typically the result of viral infections, which can explain why individuals with tonsillitis often experience flu-like symptoms, as certain viruses, including the flu, can contribute to this condition.
Although tonsillitis isn't contagious, the viruses responsible for it can be transmitted through direct means, such as coughs and sneezes and indirectly through contact with surfaces touched by someone carrying the virus.
In some instances, streptococcus bacteria can cause tonsillitis. A distinguishing factor between bacterial and viral tonsillitis is the presence of bad breath, which is often associated with bacterial tonsillitis but not viral infections.