How to treat tonsillitis in young children? – visit our paediatrician / children’s health specialist
Tonsillitis is still a common disease, especially around young children. It can be painful and irritating for your child. In some cases without proper treatment for a certified paediatrician it will not go away on its own. There are a few main symptoms of tonsillitis in your child and three main causes. Our children’s health specialists in London can help you better manage and cure the problem.
What are the signs and symptoms of Tonsillitis?
Your child with tonsillitis may have some of the following symptoms:
- a sore throat
- a bad fever
- bad breath
- swollen glands or lymph nodes on the neck
- trouble swallowing foods and liquids
Generally if your child has tonsillitis they will be irritable, have a headache, perhaps an earache, stomach ache and in some cases no appetite. It is important to monitor these symptoms before they get any worse and of course, take your child to our paediatrician in our private London medical clinic.
Paediatricians explain what causes Tonsillitis?
Tonsillitis is generally caused by a virus that has infected the body. There are usually three viruses that are associated with this illness. The first is adenovirus. Adenovirus attacks tissue linings such the respiratory tract, eyes, etc. The next is the common cold or flu. Lastly tonsillitis can also be caused by the mono virus.
Who can get tonsillitis?
Generally, anyone can get tonsillitis. It is most common in kids from the ages of 3 to 15.
What can you do as a parent before you come a visit our paediatricians in our London medical clinic? How can you help you child with tonsillitis feel better?
Your child should be drinking lots of fluids along with getting plenty of rest. If your child is complaining that swallowing hurts, paediatricians recommend warm drinks like tea or soup. However, some children prefer cold treats like ice cream and work better. Due to trial and error you and your child will be able to figure out which works more effectively in soothing their pain.
Children health specialists will also recommend pain relieves such as ibuprofen for throat pain.
How do paediatricians treat tonsillitis?
Tonsillitis treatment depends on what caused the virus and how server it has become. Generally anything that is viral, the body is able to fight on its own, even in children. However, if tonsillitis is caused by bacteria, your child’s health specialist may provide anti-biotics. Please not it is important to finish the whole recommend prescription – to avoid the bacteria from coming back. In rare cases our paediatricians at St. Mary’s private medical centre in London may suggest a tonsillectomy. This is a procedure that removes the tonsils. This is common if your child has a hard time breathing at night due to inflammation. This surgical procedure use to be very common, but now paediatricians have learned that enlarged tonsils, tend to shrink on their own.
How much does it cost to visit our paediatrician / children’s health specialists?
Check out our price-list to see how much a visit to our child paediatrician in our Stratford/ London paediatrician clinic will cost.
Where are our private medical health clinics located?
We have private medical health clinics in London, North London and in Stratford.
Call us today to book your child an appoint to our paediatrician health specialist.