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Tonsillitis and Adenoid Infection Treatment

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Infections that are caused by bacteria are treated with prescription antibiotics.  Antibiotics do not work on viral infections.  Plenty of rest, drinking warm liquids, throat lozenges, and gargling with salt water may help.  Over-the-counter pain medication may help ease symptoms, but aspirin should NOT be taken by children with viral infections.

People with recurrent infections or severe symptoms may need to have their tonsils and/or adenoids surgically removed.  A tonsillectomy and an adenoidectomy can be performed at the same time.  The procedures are usually performed as outpatient surgeries.  In some cases, an overnight hospital stay may be necessary. 

Tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy use general anesthesia, meaning that you will not be awake for the procedure.  The tonsils and adenoids are accessed through the mouth.  They are either surgically removed or destroyed with heat (cauterization).  Bleeding is controlled with cautery and packing.  No stitches are necessary.

Recovery from the surgery takes about a week.  You should eat soft foods, and cool drinks may help make your throat feel better.  You may have some nasal drainage or a stuffy nose while you heal.  Most people can breathe more easily through their nose and experience a decrease in throat and ear infections following surgery.

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