How Is Tonsillitis Treated?

In most cases, tonsillitis is treated with antibiotics and rehydration. Symptomatic treatment is also given for the tonsillitis. In situation where there care complications from the tonsillitis, this are treated accordingly.

When is Surgery required?

Tonsillectomy (Removal of tonsils) is required when the child has frequent infections or in whom the infection is especially severe each time. Those with abscess formation also require removal of the tonsil to prevent recurrences.

In children, very large tonsils can cause airway blockage, snoring, mouth breathing and affects eating. Removal of the tonsils will solve the problem.

Tonsillectomy is performed under general anesthesia. Hospitalisation is usually not required. Using the technique of coblation, pain is less severe and recovery is more rapid.

Dr Pang uses the coblation technique extensively. Please contact our clinic for more information about the treatment of tonsil conditions.