Tonsillitis

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What is tonsillitis?

Tonsillitis is the inflammation of the tonsils, the fleshy tissue on both sides of the back of the throat. Tonsils fight off germs that enter the body through the mouth, at times, they can become swollen, painful and red.

Common symptoms reported by people with tonsillitis

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with tonsillitis

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
9
Tried for
Pain (9)
Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
depressed mood (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
anxious mood (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
depressed mood (6) Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Naprosyn)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
Pain (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
Pain (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
depressed mood (5) fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Dilaudid)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
Pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
Pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
Pain (5)

Data from patients with tonsillitis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with tonsillitis

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (5 evaluations)
Side effects
edema (fluid retention)
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
Pain (9)
Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (4 evaluations)
Side effects
anxious mood blurry vision 16 more
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
depressed mood (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (4 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
anxious mood (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (11 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
11
Tried for
depressed mood (6) Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Naprosyn)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
acid reflux
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (8 evaluations)
Side effects
sleepiness chronic constipation 5 more
Total evaluations
8
Tried for
Pain (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (5) fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Dilaudid)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (7 evaluations)
Side effects
sleepiness apathy 33 more
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
Pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
burning in stomach stomach pain
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
Pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (8 evaluations)
Side effects
weight gain anxious mood 25 more
Total evaluations
8
Tried for
Pain (5)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with tonsillitis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has tonsillitis on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 3
20s 34
30s 47
40s 44
50s 54
60s 38
70+ 13
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 88
20-29 years 9
30-39 years 4
40-49 years 5
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 1

Sex

Distribution of sex

84% Female
16% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 126
Not Diagnosed 7

These charts show data from tonsillitis patients who have completed their condition history
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