Your tonsils are your body’s first line of defense against bacteria and viruses that enter through the mouth. This is why they are susceptible to inflammation.
Tonsillitis can be diagnosed during a routine examination with your child’s ear, nose and throat doctor. During that appointment, the physician will:
If your child is diagnosed with tonsillitis, your doctor will recommend at-home care. While the infection runs its course, your child should:
Many cases of tonsillitis don’t require antibiotics because they are caused by a virus. However, if your child’s tonsillitis is the result of a bacterial infection, antibiotics, such as penicillin, may be prescribed.
Your SFENTA doctor may recommend a tonsillectomy if your child suffers from recurring and frequent tonsillitis episodes, or if the condition is associated with serious complications, such as breathing challenges, swallowing difficulties and sleep apnea.
If your child is suffering from tonsillitis, contact SFENTA today for a definitive diagnosis, compassionate care and treatment guidance you can trust.
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