Tonsillitis or tonsillitis and sore throat are terms that are often used interchangeably. In fact, the two are actually different. Keep in mind that a person can get strep throat, but not at the same time as tonsillitis. Even so, these two health problems can also occur simultaneously.

Inflammation of the tonsils can occur due to Streptococcus bacteria which also causes sore throat. Even so, you can also get tonsillitis from viruses or other bacteria. Meanwhile, sore throat or pharyngitis occurs due to inflammation that attacks the throat area. In contrast to tonsillitis, which attacks the tonsillar glands, which act as catchers and exterminators of germs in the respiratory tract.

Symptoms of Tonsils and Sore Throat

Tonsillitis and strep throat have many similar symptoms. because strep throat can be considered a type of tonsillitis. But people with strep throat will have unique additional symptoms.

Symptoms of tonsillitis

> large, tender lymph nodes in the neck

> sore throat

> redness and swelling of the tonsils

> difficulty or pain when swallowing

> fever and stiff neck

> stomach ache

> white or yellow discoloration on or around the tonsils

> headache

Symptoms of sore throat

> large, tender lymph nodes in the neck

> sore throat

> small red spots on the roof of the mouth

> difficulty or pain when swallowing

> higher fever than people with tonsillitis

> aches

> nausea or vomiting, especially in children

> swollen, red tonsils with white streaks of pus

> headache

Overcoming Tonsillitis and Sore Throat

There are several home remedies that you can try when experiencing symptoms of sore throat, namely:

> Get enough rest

> Increase fluid intake

> Consumption of warm drinks, such as soup or a mixture of honey and lemon water

> Use a humidifier to increase the humidity level of the room.

Meanwhile, in cases of tonsillitis, which tend to be more severe, doctors will usually prescribe antibiotics to help treat the infection. Make sure you take the drug according to the dosage and recommendations of the doctor.


Source Article :

Healthline .  (21 June 2021).

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