Tonsilitis And Sore Throats


Tonsilitis And Sore Throats

Tonsilitis is a condition where the tonsils at the back of your throat get infected. It can happen in children as well as adults. Common symptoms of tonsilitis are:
  • Sore throat
  • Pain with swallowing
  • Voice change
  • Fever
  • Pain radiating to neck, jaw and ears
  • Red and swollen tonsils, with white or yellow spots


Tonsilitis needs to be treated with oral anitibiotics, lozenges, gargle, as well as fever and pain medication. Untreated tonsilitis can spread to other areas of the head and neck causing neck abscess.
Some patients have recurrent bouts of tonsilitis causing them to miss work or school frequently. For such patients, a minor surgery to remove the tonsils known as Tonsillectomy is suggested to completely remove the chance of having tonsilitis.
In more severe cases, you may be recommended a tonsillectomy. This is a surgical process to remove the infection entirely.

Adult ENT