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For those of you unacquainted with Tonsillitis you’d be forgiven for thinking it’s a “ sore throat thing that kids get”, but those unlucky enough to be in the know could tell you that Tonsillitis can be the most unbearable experience; like gargling with shards of glass – and that’s just the throat. The tonsils (those weird, flappy, pink things at the back of your mouth) are particularly susceptible to infection, or Tonsillitis. Tonsillitis is a common, contagious infection that, along with flu, counts as one of the biggest banes in the lives of employers up and down the country, with whole work forces often struck down for days at a time desperately trying to shift the bug. Symptoms of tonsillitis include, amongst other things, a sore throat and swollen tonsils, white pus filled spots on the tonsils, swollen neck glands, fever, coughing, headaches, tiredness and earache. Plenty of rest and fluids are important and painkillers should ease some of the symptoms. Further than that you’ll just have to ‘sit it out’ for a few days until the infection starts to clear up of its own accord. If you’re particularly unfortunate you may go on to develop ‘quinsy’ – a pus filled abscess on the tonsils that may need draining. If someone suffers from tonsillitis severely or on a regular basis further treatment, in the form of a tonsillectomy, should be looked into. A tonsillectomy is a common and relatively minor surgical procedure to remove the tonsils banishing tonsillitis for good. The tonsils can be removed with a few incisions from a knife though lazer surgery, ultrasound and freezing are also becoming popular methods.

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I suffered from chronic tonsillitis for over 1t year. I have been hospitalised about 5 time because the infection got so bad. The worst one I had was when my tonsils were touching and the roof of my mouth was swollen. After that nasty bout I got my tonsils taken out .... piece of cake compared to the last lot of tonsillitis!! As I type this I am suffering from tonsillitis again and I am unable to do much at all. I am so tired and in a lot of pain regardless of painkillers. Removing tonsils does not get rid of the possibility of getting tonsillitis. Now I can't get antibiotics as it's not recognised as "true" tonsillitis





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I'd never had tonsillitis before, up till about 2 months ago, when I came down with quite a severe case. After taking a 10 day course of antibiotics, the whole thing cleared away quite nicely. However, about 3 days later, I developed a phlegmy cough with a blocked sinus on one side, and recurring ear popping. I've just come home from university as well, and my mums convinced my tonsils are swollen as well. Could it possibly be tonsillitis again, and is it worth going back to my GP?





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I've suffered with tonsilitis for the last 5 years and end up having around 8 flare ups a year. The first time I ever got tonsilitis, I took antibiotics for 12 days. It cleared up nicely, but as soon as I stopped the course of antibiotics it came back. Either the course wasn't long enough, or the dose wasn't strong enough. I've got tonsilitis again and the doctors still aren't fussed about removing them. I'm at my wits end!

Please. I have been suffering from chronic tonsillitis for 7 years now since 2008. it keeps coming everyday and every night since the first sign of infection. Please what should i do to get rid of it as i fear it will kill me. Pleae i need your help. Thanks





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Hey I'm just wondering ever since I was 15 I have been having tonsillitis like 3-4 times a year I'm 22 now and this year iv had 4 times this time I've had the flu now that has gone iv developed tonsillitis again but this the time its been worse than the last couple of years of having it I'm having headaches I'm tired all the time and pains in my back n stomach what should I do ?





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hi, I've had a couch for 10 weeks now and have tonsillitis for the second time in a month having never had any problems before. I have had a chest x-Ray and all is fine as well as a nasal endoscopy which was also fine. I know people have much worse that this but it's driving me crazy, I can't exercise, laugh or talk for too long without having a coughing fit. The Drs keep saying it will clear up but there must be something wrong, I never get sick. Does anyone have any advise?





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hi! i've not had tonsilitis for about 10 years but was struck down with what the doctor callled a severe case 2 weeks ago. i was on the verge of developing a quinsy on a tonsil and was even offered morphine for the pain as i had not slept for a week. the penicillin was changed to cefalexin after 8 days and it not working for me. i was also advised to take codeine, paracetamol, ibuprofen and gargle (if possible) with difflam. i've nearly finished the cefalexin but have no energy what so ever even getting out of bed feels like a huge task. how long will i feel like this for? am sooooooooooooo tired all the time





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Sounds very similar to what i currently have and have been in hospital fir 2 nights on iv antibiotics, they think i have glandular fever. This might explain why you are so tired as ut can cause extreme fatigue ( extreme tiredness) and this can last for a few months even wfter the infection has run its cause

Is it ok if I've busted the ulcer at the back of my thought and puss and blood is coming out of it and I've also got tonsillitis and it tastes discusting is the dangerous or normal ?





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Hi, I'm 41, I've been getting tonsillitis 5/6 times a year ever since I was little, now however I get quinsy's which are extremely painful, I get prescribed 2 huge bottles of liquid paracetamol each time, & I'm often told by different GP's that I will grow out of it, I've never been referred to ENT, and my tonsils are massive all the time, it causes me to snore & sometimes choke in my sleep, & when my tonsils become more inflamed they push the little dangly thing at the back of my throat out almost at a right angle & it rubs on the very back of my tongue causing everything to become inflamed & painful, I'm so sick of feeling like rubbish so often through the year, it's totally exhausting!!





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I used to suffer monthly with tonsillitis as a child, now 37 I'm suffering again, my gp informed me that if you have 6 documented cases of tonsillitis over a 12 month period then you are entitled to have a tonsillectomy and have them removed.

I had a really bad spell on bacterial tonsillitis lasting about 3months.(I was put on 4 different types of antibiotics) The white puss on the back of my tonsilis has now gone, however my whole mouth still doesn't feel 100% right it feel really itchy and it looks less pink than normal more white and pale. Is this normal after having such a long bout of tonsillitis? Thanks





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