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GP treatment for Tonsillitis in Costa del Sol

GP treatment for tonsillitis in Costa del Sol

Since proper care for tonsillitis depends on the source, it is vital to have an accurate and timely diagnosis. In this article we talk about tonsillitis and when to get GP treatment for tonsillitis in Costa del Sol.


Is it Tonsillitis?

Tonsillitis is the inflammation of the tonsils because of infection. The tonsils are two oval-shaped pads of tissue at the back of the throat on each side and when they become bloated and you have pain in the throat, trouble swallowing and sensitive lymph nodes on the sides of the neck it indicates that you are suffering of tonsillitis. If you think you have tonsillitis and need GP treatment for tonsillitis in Costa del Sol make sure you read this article first.


Symptoms of Tonsillitis

You may have tonsillitis if you have the following symptoms:

  • A strong sore throat with bloated, red tonsils with white spots on the tonsils in case of infection.
  • Bloated and sensitive lymph nodes in the neck under the jaw
  • A low-grade temperature, headache, and/or stomach ache


Symptoms for tonsillar discharge include:

In addition to swollen tonsils, strong pain and tenderness around the area of the soft palate, at the roof of the mouth, and difficulty swallowing or opening the mouth.

Distinctively raspy speech, as though the child were communicating with a mouthful of mashed potatoes, triggered by swelling from the abscess.

Causes of Tonsilitis

Tonsillitis is most commonly triggered by specific viruses, although bacterial infections can also be the cause.

The most common pathogen that triggers tonsillitis is Streptococcus pyogenes (A streptococcus group), a microorganism that causes strep throat. Many types of strep and other bacteria can also induce tonsillitis.


When to get GP treatment for tonsillitis in Costa del Sol

Make sure you call our home GP service to get GP treatment for tonsillitis in Costa del Sol if your child:

  • has symptoms described above.
  • has difficulty breathing at night or experiences noisy breathing or episodes of sleep apnea, which may indicate enlarged adenoids, another kind of tonsil on the upper-rear wall of the mouth cavity, or tonsils.
  • has recurrent tonsillitis.
  • is not responding to antibiotics and has temperature or pain, as well as white spots on the tonsils, which may indicate mononucleosis or another infection.

Anyone with tonsillitis who is drooling, unable to drink or swallow or has any difficulty breathing should get immediate GP treatment for tonsillitis in Costa del Sol.