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.
The diagnosis of tonsillitis is based on a physical examination of the throat followed by an endoscopy test. The ENT doctor may take a throat culture and send it to the laboratory to identify the cause of the infection. Treatment is not necessary in the case of mild or acute tonsillitis, especially when it is due to cold. Simple home remedies will work. However, if the condition is severe, Tonsillectomy is prescribed. It is a surgical procedure for treating chronic tonsillitis where the surgeon removes the tonsils from the upper throat.