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Tonsillitis Treatment in Chunni-ganj, Kanpur

Tonsils are two small glands situated on each side at the back of the throat. They protect you from infections. When the tonsils become swollen and sore due to infection, you may feel pain while swallowing food.

What Is Tonsillitis?

Tonsillitis is an infection and inflammation of the tonsils. Most people suffer from tonsillitis at least once in their lifetime. Tonsillitis can affect people of all age groups, but children are more prone to it.

What Are The Causes Of Tonsillitis?

Tonsillitis is a bacterial or viral infection. Tonsillitis is of two types:

  • Viral tonsillitis: About 70% of cases of tonsillitis are caused by a virus.
  • Bacterial tonsillitis: Only a few cases of tonsillitis are caused by bacteria.

Tonsillitis is a highly contagious infection. The virus or bacteria can be easily transmitted through food and drink, sharing utensils, or kissing. It can also get transmitted by coming in close contact with a sick person. It can also get transmitted by touching a contaminated surface and then touching your mouth or nose.

It is an airborne infection and if you come in close contact with an infected person who coughs or sneezes, you can also catch the infection.

When to Call A Doctor?

Call a doctor if you experience the following symptoms:

  • Pain in the throat that lasts for more than two days
  • Fever above 101 degrees
  • Difficulty in eating and drinking
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Stiffness and swelling around your neck

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How Is Tonsillitis Diagnosed?

Your doctor may examine your throat to see the signs of infection. He may look for redness, swelling, or white spots on the tonsils. He may also review your medical history and ask if you have had a fever, cough, running nose, or headache. He will also check your ears and nose to look for signs of infection. He will feel the sides of your neck to check for swelling and tenderness of the lymph nodes.

To determine the cause of tonsillitis, your doctor may recommend a throat culture. A throat culture is a simple test performed to determine the specific bacteria in the throat. The doctor will take a cotton swab to swipe it at the back of your throat to collect saliva and cells. The doctor will check the cells for bacteria. It is a rapid test and takes only 10-15 minutes. If the test result indicates the presence of bacteria, your doctor will prescribe antibiotics otherwise he will send the sample for further testing. If the test came out to be negative it indicates a viral infection and the doctor will give you a suitable treatment plan.

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How Tonsillitis Can Be Managed?

You can manage tonsillitis in the following ways:

  • Take prescribed antibiotics or pain-relieving medications to get relief from bacterial infection and sore throat.
  • Drink warm liquids such as tea, broth, and warm water.
  • Gargle two or three times a day with warm saltwater.
  • Use throat lozenges to give a soothing effect to the throat.
  • Take rest if you have fever and body aches.

How Can Tonsillitis Be Prevented?

Tonsillitis can be prevented by taking a few precautions:

  • Wash your hands before touching your nose or mouth.
  • Wash your hands if you come in contact with an infected person.
  • Eat vitamin C-rich foods such as lemons, oranges, guava, etc.
  • Avoid sharing food, drink, and utensils if someone is sick at your home.
  • Change your toothbrush often.


Tonsillitis is an infection of tonsils, the small glands situated at the back of the throat. It may be a viral or bacterial infection. It can be prevented by taking a few precautions. If it does not heal in a day or two, consult with a doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment.

1. Are my family members at risk of getting tonsillitis?

Yes, tonsillitis can be transmitted easily from an infected person to healthy people through sneezing, coughing, and sharing food and drink. Thus, avoid sharing food and drink, and utensils with your family members.

2. Can tonsils grow again if removed?

No, tonsils cannot grow again if removed through surgery.

3. Will the removal of tonsils affect the growth of my child?

No, the removal of tonsils will not affect the growth of your child. Tonsils protect us from infection and do not play any role in growth.


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