Tonsillitis refers to the inflammation of a tonsil–the large, fleshy, oval glands that lie in the lateral wall of the oral pharynx on either side of the throat. Tonsillitis means that your tonsils are inflamed. Even without sores there is a chance of spreading this to others. This person acts as a “carrier” and can transmit the infection to another person. What causes tonsillitis? These infections are spread by close contact with other individuals. Viral tonsillitis is not treated with antibiotic medications because antibiotics are ineffective at defeating viral infections, but may be treated with other antiviral medications.
The combined procedure is called a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy (T&A) and is one of the most common surgeries performed in the U.S. The person’s throat will most likely hurt. The best treatment of the problem is not to treat it, however, there are many household remedies which relieve the problem. Sometimes a person will have a bad cough. Antibiotics are prescribed for the treatment of tonsillitis due to bacteria. (i.e., “strep throat”). Acute tonsillitis: Patients have a fever, sore throat, foul breath, dysphagia (difficulty swallowing), odynophagia (painful swallowing), and tender cervical lymph nodes.
Airway obstruction due to swollen tonsils may cause mouth breathing, snoring, nocturnal breathing pauses, or sleep apnea. Acute tonsillitis: Patients have a fever, sore throat, foul breath, dysphagia (difficulty swallowing), odynophagia (painful swallowing), and tender cervical lymph nodes. Serological testing for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and for hepatitis B and hepatitis C revealed negative results. Pain neutralizers such as ibuprofen can help to alleviate the pain. Lethargy and malaise are common. If the tonsillitis comes from a bacterial infection, the doctor will want to prescribe antibiotics. What happens during the physician visit?
However, he or she would conduct a strep test to ensure that the patient does not have strep throat. Recurrent cases of tonsillitis may call for removal of the tonsils. The procedure can spare a person from missing work frequently and feeling under the weather. Fluid replacement and pain control are important.