How to treat tonsillitis?
Whilst some patients improve with simple pain relief, most patients will need antibiotic treatment and respond fairly quickly to this
The recommended antibiotic in the UK in Penicillin. However the absorption through the gut is not always so good and it may be necessary to switch to Co-amoxiclav which has better absorption. Some patients may require admission to hospital for intravenous antibiotics and fluids if the infection is particularly severe and does not respond to oral antibiotics
Regular pain killers in the form of Paracetamol and Ibuprofen are helpful