After analyzing your symptoms and medical history, your doctor will perform a physical examination to listen to your breathing, observe your throat, ears, and nose, feel the lymph nodes to see how swollen they are, and, finally, a pharyngeal exudate will be performed to obtain a sample of the secretions to be analyzed in the laboratory.
If it considers it necessary, it will also request a blood test to precisely determine the origin of your tonsillitis and attack it in time.
Treatment usually consists of taking analgesics and anti-inflammatory drugs to reduce pain and fever, and to treat dysphagia; as well as antibiotics to fight the infection, along with a high consumption of liquids fortified with vitamin C.
When tonsillitis is chronic and produces severe symptoms, a tonsillectomy will be necessary to minimize possible complications. This surgical procedure is usually outpatient and low risk.
In the ABC Medical Center Internal Medicine Department, we offer you health care services with the highest quality and safety, from the prevention, diagnosis, timely treatment, and monitoring of infectious, respiratory, endocrinological, dermatological, rheumatic, nephrological, gastrointestinal, and hematological pathologies, from both chronic-degenerative diseases and acute conditions, through a comprehensive and multidisciplinary model.