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


– Headache

– Difficulty swallowing

– Sore throat

– High temperature of 38C or above

– Coughing

– Earache

– Feeling sick

Sometimes the symptoms can be more severe such as:

– Swollen, painful glands in your neck (feels like a lump on the side of your neck).

– Ehite 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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