What it Means When Children Have Tonsillitis

or_frost posted 2 weeks ago

It's common for kids to get sick this time of year. Dr. Martin Sherman, a pediatrician with Lee Health, says one of the most common diagnoses is tonsillitis.

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Tonsillitis is an inflammation of the tonsils and can be due to a bacterial or viral infection. Tonsillitis usually presents with painful, red and swollen tonsils that may also have crypts with pus on them. Treatment depends on the type of infection and may be conservative or require antibiotics. Repeated infections may require surgical removal.

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