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What can be done for tonsillitis?

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Dr. Bernstein Joel
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 60 years experience
Depends: Tonsillitis can be viral, bacterial and very rarely fungal in origin. If the diagnosis is correct, then the etiology of the inflammation needs to be identified. The treatment follows the specific diagnosis. Viral infections resolve without any treatment. Bacterial infections resolve with the correct antibiotic and if the person has more than 3 or 4 documented episodes, surgery is indicated.

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