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What will you do if you have tonsillitis?

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Dr. Brian Affleck
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Tonsillitis

Tonsillitis is an infection of the tonsils.
There are a variety of different types of infection and numerous bacteria that can cause tonsillitis. Most of the time, we treat tonsillitis with antibiotics. The best way to determine the correct antibiotic is to culture the tonsils and throat.

In brief: Tonsillitis

Tonsillitis is an infection of the tonsils.
There are a variety of different types of infection and numerous bacteria that can cause tonsillitis. Most of the time, we treat tonsillitis with antibiotics. The best way to determine the correct antibiotic is to culture the tonsils and throat.
Dr. Brian Affleck
Dr. Brian Affleck
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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