Tonsillitis is unpleasant for all involved. The symptoms can range from a mild sore throat, to being unwell, with a temperature, sore throat and difficulty swallowing your own saliva.

Occasionally hospitals admit people for strong antibiotics for tonsillitis. Subsequently time off work and school can cause significant disruption.

A discussion with your doctor about having your tonsils removed may be helpful. Whilst the majority will settle in time, there are a proportion of people where episodes of recurrent tonsillitis cause significant disruption and distress.

Tonsillitis Treatment

Tonsillectomy or removal of the tonsils is one of the most common ENT operations undertaken worldwide. As with all operations there are risks involved, however you can alleviate any concerns by discussing with your throat specialist to determine the exact risks.

Subsequently, risks include the risk of bleeding and infection. The risk of bleeding is in the region of approximately 5%, whilst other risks of lesser magnitude include a risk to the teeth. We advise a period of time off work or school, usually approximately 2 weeks.

There are numerous methods of removing your tonsils. If you are considering a tonsillectomy, you may wish to talk to your specialist about the various methods involved. Determining the experience of your specialist is especially key.

In any case, where you need to get expert care from a qualified ENT specialist consultant in Oxford, you can book your consultation today. Firstly, please get in touch with our team by filling out the form here.