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Tonsillitis is a bacterial or viral infection of the tonsils which are protective glands situated at the back of your throat. It most commonly affects children but can also occur in adults.

What Is Chronic Tonsillitis?

Chronic tonsillitis is a condition that makes the tonsils inflamed and results in recurrent pain in the throat. The tonsils become red and swollen and the person may have difficulty in eating food and swallowing water.

What Are The Symptoms Of Chronic Tonsillitis?

Tonsillitis may be acute or chronic. Acute tonsillitis is that when the symptoms last for a short duration and chronic tonsillitis is that when the symptoms last for longer. Symptoms of chronic tonsillitis are:

  • High fever
  • Pain at the back of the throat
  • Swelling of the lymph nodes
  • Bad breath from mouth
  • Tenderness of the lymph nodes

What Are The Causes Of Chronic Tonsillitis?

Most cases of early onset of tonsillitis are due to a viral infection. Some cases are also produced due to an infection from bacteria. Bacterial tonsillitis is transmitted from an infected person to another person through air droplets.

What Are The Treatment Options For Chronic Tonsillitis?

People suffering from throat infections should visit a health care physician or an ENT specialist at Apollo Spectra, Jaipur. Your doctor may take a sample from your throat using a cotton swab for determining the cause of the infection.

If you are suffering from viral tonsillitis your symptoms will disappear without taking any medical treatment after a few days. You can consult a physician in severe cases such as if you have unbearable pain in the throat or suffer from dehydration and obstruction in the throat.

If you are found to be suffering from bacterial tonsillitis, your physician will prescribe antibiotics to treat the chronic infection. The main aim of giving antibiotics is to prevent complications.

In some cases, surgery may be advised by the doctors at Apollo Spectra, Jaipur. It is recommended when the person has chronic tonsillitis with abscess formation on the tonsils.

When To Meet Your General Physician at Apollo Spectra, Jaipur?

Chronic tonsillitis can cause many complications. Therefore, if you experience the following symptoms, you should meet your general physician:

  • If your symptoms continue to last for more than four or five days and you are not getting any relief after taking the medication
  • If you are experiencing difficulty in breathing
  • If you are having severe pain while eating or drinking

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What Are The Complications Of Chronic Tonsillitis?

If you have been suffering from bacterial tonsillitis and leave it untreated, complications may occur your condition might become chronic. The most important complications of chronic tonsillitis are:

  • The middle ear gets infected and results in pain in the ear
  • Pus gets collected in the tonsils causing severe pain in the throat
  • Difficulty in sleeping due to obstruction of the upper airways
  • Scarlet fever is a rare complication and may occur if chronic tonsillitis is not treated. It may produce a particular red rash on the skin.
  • Infection of the kidneys that may produce loss of appetite, diarrhoea, and vomiting

Conclusion

Chronic tonsillitis is a painful condition of glands situated at the back of the throat. Chronic tonsillitis occurs due to bacterial infection and is sometimes difficult to treat and may need surgery to get relief from the symptoms.

 

Can my child go to school if he is suffering from chronic tonsillitis?

It is advised to take rest if your child is suffering from chronic tonsillitis. Bacterial tonsillitis can get transmitted to other pupils through the air. Therefore, if your child has severe pain in the throat and difficulty in eating, you should meet your general physician. 

Will my child need surgery to feel better?

Surgery is the last treatment option for chronic tonsillitis. Surgery is done if your child has been suffering from recurrent infection and symptoms do not improve after taking other treatments. 

Can I get infected if my child is suffering from chronic tonsillitis?

If your child is suffering from bacterial tonsillitis, chances are that you may also get infected because bacterial tonsillitis spreads through the air. When you remain in close contact with your child, you can also get infected. 

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