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Tonsillitis in Children


Tonsillitis is a common infection in children that affects the tonsils in their throats. Tonsils found in our body act as a filter that prevents from bacteria or germs entering the body. These viruses cause problems like infection and inflammation. Tonsillitis is prone to recurrent in children. It shows the symptoms like severe pain in the throat, swelling and difficulty in speaking, and trouble eating.

There are generally three types of tonsillitis and they can affect you at different levels.

  1. Acute Tonsillitis: This type of tonsillitis can last from 3-4 days to 2 weeks.
  2. Recurrent Tonsillitis: Recurrent tonsillitis occurs in children when they have tonsillitis problems several times a year.
  3. Chronic Tonsillitis: Chronic tonsillitis occurs in children when they have had an infection of the tonsils for a very long time.

The main symptoms of tonsillitis are swollen and swollen tonsils, sometimes so severe that it becomes difficult to breathe through your mouth.

  1. Sore Throat and Red Tonsils
  2. Fever, Headache, and Earache
  3. Loss of appetite
  4. A white or yellow coating on the tonsils
  5. Painful sore throat and trouble swallowing
  6. Swelling in the neck or jaw
  7. Difficulty speaking
  8. Stiff neck

Take the children to the doctor without delay on the problem of tonsillitis and it is necessary to get the right treatment because many times the parents do not complete the course of medicine when the children get some relief, which can cause problems for them later. If the child has a swollen throat and the tonsils appear red or yellow, you should contact an ENT doctor immediately. You can get these tests done if there are signs of infection such as fever, or pain in the ears or nose.

1. Throat Swab Test

2. Blood Test

3. Apart from this, the doctor can also check for symptoms associated with the infection.

Visit Pediatric ENT in Gurgaon if your child facing any problem with Throat, meet Dr. Manish Prakash without any second thought. He is a professional and specialist to handle the worse condition of ENT.

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