Dr Ravi Seshadri @ Srinivasan
The tonsils form a part of the immune system and produce antibodies to fight germs that attack the mouth. The tonsils can become infected and enlarged, causing tonsillitis.
The treatment for tonsillitis depends on the cause and severity of the condition. Your doctor will perform a throat swab to check for streptococcal bacteria, or a complete blood cell count to determine the cause of the infection. Depending on the test results, your doctor will recommend the treatment that suits you best.
Tonsillectomy is a surgery to remove the tonsils, and it may be recommended to treat chronic and recurrent tonsillitis. The benefits of having a tonsillectomy include:
See a doctor if you have:
The improvement on your quality of life can be dramatic, so it’s important to prioritise treatment if you need it.
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