Tonsillitis | Questions to Ask Your Doctor

  • My child gets tonsillitis a lot. Should we remove his/her tonsils?
  • Should I take antibiotics?
  • What problems could my child have later if he/she has a tonsillectomy?
  • What can I do to make myself more comfortable?
  • Is there any medicine I can take to help with the pain and fever?
  • If I have strep throat, will I get tonsillitis?
  • How long after I get tested will I know whether I have tonsillitis?
  • When should I see my doctor?
  • I wake up a lot at night. Could this be related to tonsillitis?

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Reviewed/Updated: 05/14
Created: 08/09