Specialty of Otolaryngology / ENT

Tonsillitis is an inflammation of the tonsils, located in the throat, caused by a viral or bacterial infection. The most common symptoms are high fever, chills, severe sore throat, trouble swallowing, headache and ear ache. The tonsils are usually reddened and sometimes white spots can appear on the surface In addition, the lymph nodes in the area may be swollen. If the disease is caused by bacteria called streptococcus, treatment consists of antibiotics and it can be cured in a week. A tonsillectomy is advised in the case of frequent occurrences of tonsillitis

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