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How do you treat mild tonsillitis at home?

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Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics

In brief: Supportive care

Tonsillitis is (by definition), inflammation of the tonsils.
This is most often due to viral infections and the only medically concerning bacterial illness that is routinely treated is group a beta-hemolytic strep or "strep throat". There are other possible much less common bacterial diseases that can occur but with vaccination most of these are rarely seen. Tx with rest, gargling, pain meds.

In brief: Supportive care

Tonsillitis is (by definition), inflammation of the tonsils.
This is most often due to viral infections and the only medically concerning bacterial illness that is routinely treated is group a beta-hemolytic strep or "strep throat". There are other possible much less common bacterial diseases that can occur but with vaccination most of these are rarely seen. Tx with rest, gargling, pain meds.
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
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Dr. Ziad Akl
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Pain killers

Ibuprofen or a similar anti inflammatory are helpful.

In brief: Pain killers

Ibuprofen or a similar anti inflammatory are helpful.
Dr. Ziad Akl
Dr. Ziad Akl
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