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 for tonsillitis

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

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
52
Tried for
tonsillitis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Penicillin VK)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
40
Tried for
tonsillitis (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
152
Tried for
tonsillitis (1)

Data from patients with tonsillitis, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during 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)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
tonsillitis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Penicillin VK)
Perceived effectiveness
for tonsillitis (1 evaluation)
Side effects
diarrhea sleep problems
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
tonsillitis (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for tonsillitis (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Hospitalization
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
tonsillitis (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with tonsillitis, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Who has tonsillitis on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 0 new patients joined this month
  • 35 say tonsillitis is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 35
30s 49
40s 53
50s 45
60s 48
70+ 22

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 45
Female 208

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