Because tonsillitis is so infectious, while your kids tonsillitis treatment options are being weighed, it is important that the child not attend day care or school. While the symptomatic treatments allow the child to exhibit a more general improvement in his or her overall condition, the virus is still present (or could be depending upon the test culture results) and their activities should be limited.
Kids tonsillitis treatment options do include surgery to remove the tonsils. This will eliminate the need to further evaluate the kids tonsillitis treatment needs in the future. As tonsillitis is the inflammation of the tonsils, or the “dangly things in the back of the throat”, surgically removing the tonsils will keep them from becoming inflamed again. Let it be said, however, the risk of developing a sore throat still exists. This is because of the many strains of bacterial viruses that can be contracted.
Children under the age of three typically do not suffer from tonsillitis. If they do, the parents have the option to realize this will be a life long situation and may choose to have the kids tonsillitis treatment options limited to immediate surgery. There are some guidelines already established in these situations but the needs to work around these are decisions some doctors let the parents decide.
The streptococci virus that is most commonly linked to the cause of tonsillitis is not the only virus that causes “strep throat” or tonsillitis. The Herpes Simplex virus, the Epstein-Barr virus and the measles virus can also cause symptoms associated with tonsillitis. As the condition is infectious, passing the virus from person to person is done as simply as being nearby when someone sneezes, coughs or otherwise has social contact.
The chronic condition of tonsillitis can also occur in older people, leaving them with snoring and sleep apnea issues, the inability to sleep and feel completely rested once they arise as well as gagging when attempting to eat, as the uvula is inflamed and dangling in the back of the throat. The inabilities to eat, sleep or be comfortable are also indicators of surgical treatment options.
While scars are being left when the removal of one’s tonsils takes place, the fact that these are in the back of the throat, and not visible even when looking for them, makes this a non issue. The ice cream and ice chips along with some very specialized attention in the outpatient department of a hospital can actually make the procedure attractive to younger children.