Tonsillitis can be diagnosed on the basis of a physical examination of the throat through an endoscopy test. The ENT specialist might also take a throat culture and send it to a lab in order to identify the cause of the infection.
In the cases of mild or acute tonsillitis, surgery may not be needed and some home remedies might work. However, if the medical condition is severe, surgical treatment may be prescribed. This treatment is performed under general anesthesia and involves the removal of tonsils from the upper throat. The tonsils may be cut using a scalpel or blade or a specialised surgical tool which utilizes high-energy heat or sound waves for removing or destroying infected tissues and cease bleeding.
- It is an outpatient process and the patient can go home on the same day
- Less pain
- Less loss of blood
- Faster recovery
- Lesser risk of spread of infection
- Improved quality of life