TONSILLITIS

TONSILLITIS

Tonsillitis common in children and even adult can get it .and after few days get disappear.

Symptoms

    • a headache
    • difficulty swallowing
    • a sore throat
    • a high temperature of 38C or above
    • coughing
    • earache
    • feeling sick

Sometimes the symptoms can be more severe

      • swollen, painful glands in your neck (feels like a lump on the side of your neck)
      • white pus-filled spots on your tonsils at the back of your throat
      • bad breath

How long tonsillitis lasts

Symptoms will usually go away after 3 to 4 days.

Stop infections spreading

      • Stay at Home
      • Don’t Send Your child to school
      • use tissues when you cough or sneeze
      • wash your hands after coughing or sneezing

You can do this

    • get plenty of rest
    • drink cool drinks to soothe the throat
    • take paracetamol or ibuprofen (do not give aspirin to children under 16)
    • gargle with warm salty water (children should not try this)

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