Tonsillitis is known as an inflammation of the tonsils, masses of tissue located in the back of the throat. This pathology causes pain in the affected area, difficulty in swallowing, discharge with or without fever, tenderness of the lymph nodes on the sides of the neck and general malaise.
According to Dr. Planes, specialist in Otorhinolaryngology, a frequent virus and bacterial infections can cause tonsillitis, as well as having a toxic or reflux origin, usually accompanied by pharyngitis.
Treatment for tonsillitis
The treatment of tonsillitis of viral origin is symptomatic, it is carried out with antipyretic and anti-inflammatory drugs. In the bacterial type, antibiotics are also included.
The most important thing, especially if tonsillitis recurs, is to rule out the possibility of rheumatic fever. When the bacteria, usually streptococcus, passes into the blood, it can cause joint lesions of the heart or kidney, detected in a blood test. In these cases and when tonsillitis occurs repeatedly, the patient may eventually require surgery.