Sore Throat Treatment - Tonsillitis Relief
Do you ever have a sore throat, cough and swollen glands in your neck? It could be tonsillitis. Tonsillitis is a common condition experienced by people of all ages and is caused by either a viral or bacterial infection, which is why if you have tonsillitis, it’s important to stay away from places where you would be able to infect others.
Here are some common tonsillitis symptoms:
- Irritated throat that makes it difficult to swallow (sore throat)
- Very high temperature
- White pus filled spots on the tonsils
- Swollen glands on the neck
Treatment of your tonsillitis depends on what type of infection it is as well as the severity of the condition.
The most extreme option is to surgically remove the tonsils via a tonsillectomy, however this is done rarely, but is the treatment for chronic tonsillitis. As such, to qualify for this option you must have several previous episodes documented by your GP. This can be a very effective option for those who constantly suffer from tonsillitis; however, if you have acute tonsillitis this options will not be available to you.
Other treatment options, which will be decided by a GP in clinic, will depend on what type of tonsillitis you are suffering from. So you will need to come in as tonsillitis symptoms are also exactly the same from viral to bacterial and can only be identified by seeing a same day GP.
Most cases of tonsillitis are due to a viral infection. This can be caused by many viruses including the common cold and influenza. The tonsillitis symptoms generally remain the same in the case of a viral infection.
In this case, your GP will not be able to prescribe you antibiotics due to the potential issue of an antibiotic resistant bacteria!
If your tonsillitis is caused by a bacterial infection, then it is most likely streptococcus bacteria which commonly leads to “strep throat”. For bacterial infections, a GP can prescribe antibiotics such as penicillin or amoxicillin. Tonsillitis symptoms generally remain the same for bacterial tonsillitis with the added symptom of small white pus spots on the tonsils.
If you have tonsillitis that seemingly just won’t pass, it may be time to see a doctor! Come in to any of our 9 central London locations to get a GP to run through your treatment options and get you back to your life as soon as possible!
Is tonsillitis contagious?
Yes, tonsillitis is extremely contagious as it can be spread through droplet infection. So if you are suffering from tonsillitis its best to avoid public spaces! please click here to read more.
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