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A 41-year-old female asked:

i have tonsillitis how do i treat them?

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Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 59 years experience
Most: acute tonsillitis is treated with antibiotics if there is a bacterial reason..however other reasons for tonsillitis include viral infections and infectious Mono! In most cases you need a "hands on" visit for a bood test (for Strept or Mono).... Hope this is helpful!' Dr Z

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What is the normal treatment for tonsillitis?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Depends on Cause: If caused by a bacterial infection, antibiotics are needed. If caused by a viral infection, time improves. Other causes such such as allergies or trauma require specific interventions. See your doctor.
A 46-year-old member asked:

What will be the best way to treat tonsillitis?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Depends: If caused by a bacterial infection, antibiotics are needed. If caused by a viral infection, time improves. Other causes such such as allergies or trauma require specific interventions. See your doctor.
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A 20-year-old female asked:

How do you treat mild tonsillitis at home?

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Dr. Ziad Akl
Dr. Ziad Aklanswered
Infectious Disease 31 years experience
Pain killers : Ibuprofen or a similar anti inflammatory are helpful.
A 25-year-old female asked:

Whats the best way to treat tonsillitis?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Meds, surgery: Antibiotics are needed to treat the infection but surgery is needed for cure.
A 37-year-old female asked:

What is cryptic tonsillitis ? Is it difficult to treat?

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Dr. Robert Stachler
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Cryptic tonsillitis: Is chromic tonsillitis due to the tonsil crypts. You can use a water pik to clean out the crypts. The only real way to fix the problem is to remove the tonsils. This is very readily done but is very painful in adults. Try the non surgical route first. When it fails, go the surgical way. Good luck. Feel better!

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