What are Tonsils?

Tonsils are lumps of tissues that are at the back of the throat, one on each side. There is a lymphatic system that consists of tonsils and adenoids. They are meant to stop infection and balance fluids in the body. Tonsil also blocks the germs which come in through your mouth and nose.

What Is Tonsillitis?

Tonsillitis is a condition where your tonsil gets swollen in other words inflammation.

What are the types of Tonsillitis?

Acute tonsillitis:

Tonsillitis persists between 3 to 14 days.

Recurrent tonsillitis:

Tonsillitis occurs multiple times

Chronic tonsillitis:

Tonsillitis persists for very long time.

Why Tonsillitis Occur?

Tonsitilitis occurs to protect the immune system by protecting the body from infections.

What Causes Tonsillitis?

There are two main causes.

  • Viral Infection
  • Bacterial Infection

Viral Infection

If the tonsillitis is caused by a viral infection, as a result, you will much more likely to get a cough or stuffy nose. It has to heal by itself as antibiotics won’t work for this infection.

Bacterial Infection

If the tonsillitis is caused by a bacterial infection, then the doctor will prescribe Antibiotics. Complete the antibiotics course of tonsillitis, In case you stop taking antibiotics before the course completion some bacteria might still be in your body which will cause reinfection again on the tonsils and the doctor will prescribe a higher dose of antibiotics.

What are the Symptoms of Tonsillitis?

  • Swelling of tonsils
  • Sore Throat
  • Trouble to swallow
  • Ear Pain
  • Headache
  • Fever
  • Scratchy Voice
  • Bad Breath

What are the treatments and remedies to cure Tonsillitis?

The treatments and remedies to cure tonsillitis is done based on two causes

  • Bacterial Infection
  • Viral Infection

Regardless of the type of infection which caused tonsillitis, if you do the following treatments and remedies, it will accelerate the healing process and make you feel better.

What happens if you don’t get the treatment for your tonsillitis?

  • Ear Infection
  • Sinus Infection
  • Bad Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Infection outside the tonsillitis

When to consult the doctor for Tonsillitis?

You should consult the doctor if the symptoms persist for more two days.