What are the signs and symptoms of tonsillitis?

What are the signs and symptoms of tonsillitis?


  • a sore throat.
  • problems swallowing.
  • a high temperature of 38C or above.
  • coughing.
  • a headache.
  • feeling sick.
  • earache.
  • feeling tired.

What is Tonsillopharyngeal exudate?

Tonsillar exudate refers to a fluid that is secreted by the tonsils in response to tonsillitis, also known as inflammation of the tonsils.

What is the best medicine for tonsillitis?

Antibiotics. If tonsillitis is caused by a bacterial infection, your doctor will prescribe a course of antibiotics. Penicillin taken by mouth for 10 days is the most common antibiotic treatment prescribed for tonsillitis caused by group A streptococcus.

What is the most common cause of pharyngitis?

It is usually caused by viral and/or bacterial infections, such as the common cold and flu (both viral infections) or by infection with the Streptococcus bacterium (strep throat). Pharyngitis can also occur with mononucleosis (aka “mono”), a viral infection.

What does exudate look like?

Serosanguinous drainage is the most common type of exudate that is seen in wounds. It is thin, pink, and watery in presentation. Purulent drainage is milky, typically thicker in consistency, and can be gray, green, or yellow in appearance. If the fluid becomes very thick, this can be a sign of infection.

What causes Pharyngoconjunctival?

Pharyngoconjunctival fever is caused most frequently by adenovirus serotypes 3 and 7, but serotypes 2, 4 and 14 have also been documented as aetiologic agents. Sporadic outbreaks may be caused by serotypes 1, 5, 6, 8, 11 and 19.

How is Pharyngoconjunctival treated?

Because PCF usually is a self-limited disease, treatment is mainly symptomatic, as follows:

  1. Cold compresses several times per day for 1-2 weeks.
  2. Artificial tears 4-8 times per day for 1-3 weeks.

Is pharyngitis an STD?

The most common bacterial infection of the throat is strep throat, which is caused by group A streptococcus. Rare causes of bacterial pharyngitis include gonorrhea, chlamydia, and corynebacterium. Frequent exposure to colds and flus can increase your risk for pharyngitis.

Can a sore throat last 2 weeks?

Most sore throats last only a few days and rarely continue beyond two weeks. Throat infections and nasal congestion from a cold or allergies are common reasons to have a sore throat. A sore throat that persists for longer than two weeks usually means that a throat infection is unlikely.

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