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  1. Various studies state that a tonsillectomy can have a negative effect on the immune system of the adult or child and may also increase the risk of immunomodulatory diseases like infections of the upper respiratory tract. On the other hand, numerous researches also show that a tonsillectomy does not cause any negative effects on the immune system.

  1. You should not take any medications, including cough medications during your recovery period after a tonsillectomy. An adult or child can still have a typical sore throat even after recovering from a tonsillectomy and it is okay to take cough medications for that. But if you are considering taking cough medication during your recovery period, it is better to ask your ENT doctor first.

  1. Tonsillitis or tonsils infection can be caused either by a bacteria or virus, though viral infections are more commonly seen. Tonsillitis is more common in children as it can easily spread in schools or other educational institutes where children tend to work in close proximity. However, tonsillitis is also fairly common in adults.

  1. Some people or children with severe tonsillitis may develop white spots on their tonsils. These white spots are tonsil stones and may be sometimes yellow in color. Tonsil stones are buildup of mucus, bacteria and food particles in the small cracks in the tonsils and usually disappear after the infection has passed.

  1. Antibiotics are only prescribed for tonsils infection or tonsillitis when it has originated from bacterial infection. In such cases, antibiotics can provide rapid symptom relief and, after 24 hours, prevent the patient from spreading the infection to others. Antibiotics should never be taken for viral tonsillitis as it is ineffective and would increase the patient’s risk of gastrointestinal distress and antibiotic resistance.

  1. Tonsillectomy may not be a medical necessity in most cases but improves the patient’s quality of life to a very large and significant extent. If you or your child are suffering from severe tonsil infections throughout the year, a tonsillectomy might bring relief. Book your appointment with our ENT doctors in your city and discuss how a tonsillectomy for you or your child can be a life altering decision.

  1. Tonsillitis or tonsils infection most often spreads when someone near you with the infection coughs or sneezes and you inhale the droplets. However, one can also contract tonsillitis by touching a doorknob or other contaminated objects and then touching the mouth or nose. If you have been diagnosed with tonsillitis, it is important that you take rest and stay home until you are better.