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Tonsillitis Treatment in Kolkata

Tonsillitis is the inflammation of tonsils, the two glands at the back of the throat, caused by a viral or a bacterial infection.

Tonsillectomy is a Tonsils Removal Surgery, which is usually required when the Tonsillitis is frequent or does not respond to other treatment approaches.

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Tonsillitis – Symptoms

Although not necessary, Tonsillitis is the most common in children between 3-15 years of age. Common signs and symptoms of Tonsillitis include:

  • Redness or swelling in tonsils
  • White or yellow patches on tonsils
  • Difficulty or pain while swallowing
  • Enlarged lymph nodes in the neck
  • Bad breath
  • Sore throat
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Stiffness in neck

Common indicators of Tonsillitis in young children, who may not be able to communicate clearly about how they are feeling, include:

  • Drooling
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Weakness
  • Unusual fussiness

If the patient experiences any of these symptoms, or if your child has been showcasing any of these warnings signs, schedule an appointment with a doctor immediately.

Tonsillitis – Causes

Tonsillitis is usually caused by common viruses. However, it can occur due to bacterial infection as well. Strep bacteria are the most common cause of infection.

Tonsils are the immune system’s first line of defense & hence are the most vulnerable towards infection and inflammation. Also, as children are more exposed to germs and are in close contact with peers, they are more susceptible to tonsillitis.

Tonsillitis – Diagnosis

Tonsillitis can be diagnosed properly by your doctor by:

  • Physical examination
  • Throat swab test
  • Blood Test for CBC count

Tonsillitis – Treatment

Tonsillitis can be treated with surgical as well as non-surgical approach, depending on the severity of the case.

  • At-home care and home remedies can promote better recovery from tonsillitis when the infection is caused by virus. When trying to recover from Tonsillitis at home, it is important to:
  • Get plenty of rest and sleep
  • Stay hydrated with lots of fluids
  • Intake of comforting food and warm water
  • Salt-water gargle
  • Doctor prescribed medication to manage throat pain and fever
  • Antibiotics can help treat tonsillitis caused by bacterial infection. It is important to complete the antibiotic dosage as prescribed by the doctor even if all the symptoms of Tonsillitis seem to have cleared up. Not completing the course of antibiotics can lead to worsening of infection and cause it to spread in other parts of the body.
  • Tonsillitis Treatment Surgery, to remove the tonsils is usually required when there is a frequent recurrence of tonsillitis or when the infection fails to respond positively to any other medication of for of treatment.

Tonsillitis – Risks & Complications

Tonsillectomy or Tonsillitis treatment surgery is a low risk surgery and can eliminate a lot of risks associated with the infection. However there are a few complications that can arise after surgery in rare cases:

  • Reaction to anaesthesia
  • Headache
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Muscle soreness
  • Swelling of the tongue and the roof of the mouth, leading to difficulty in breathing
  • Bleeding

If the patient experiences any of the above mentioned symptoms, get in touch with your doctor immediately.

Tonsillitis – Pre Op Care

  • Inform your doctor about all the medication and supplements the patient is under
  • Inform the doctor about any family history of bleeding disorders
  • Inform the doctor about your the patient’s allergy to any medication or anaesthesia
  • Do not eat or drink anything after midnight on the day before the surgery

Tonsillitis – Post Op Care

  • Take pain management medication as directed by the doctor
  • Drink plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration
  • Eat bland food that is easy to chew and swallow. Food that is hard, crunchy or spicy food can cause bleeding.
  • Take proper rest and avoid strenuous activities
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Frequently Asked Questionss

Are Tonsillitis and strep throat the same thing?

No, tonsillitis typically affects just the tonsils, while strep throat leads to inflammation of the entire back of the throat.

Is Tonsillitis contagious?

No, Tonsillitis itself is not contagious. But the viral and bacterial infections that cause Tonsillitis are often contagious.

What are the risks of Tonsillectomy?

After Tonsillectomy there is a risk of minor headaches, nausea, vomiting, muscle soreness and difficulty in breathing. In rare cases, there may be severe bleeding.

What is the recovery time after Tonsillectomy?

A full recovery after Tonsillectomy takes 7 to 14 days.

How long will my child have to stay in the hospital after a Tonsillectomy?

Usually your child will be able to go home the same day after the surgery unless, your child is very young, has a complex medical condition or if complications occur during the surgery.

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