Pus on Tonsils : Tonsillitis Causes and Treatment

Pus on Tonsils

Pus on Tonsils is a common symptom of Tonsillitis. Its a common disease in children (3 to 12 year old). Tonsils are present in the back portion of our mouth, from where we swallow food and water. Pus on tonsils or swelling of tonsils can cause problems in swallowing food or breathing. It may also cause constant fever. The color of pus on tonsils may be yellow or white. Tonsillitis can occur due to some kind of bacterial or viral infections.


Usually tonsils help our body fight infections but sometimes they themselves get infected by some viral or
bacterial infection. Bacterial infection can be treated using antibiotics but viral infection is treated by body itself in 4 to 5 days. Symptoms of Tonsillitis may differ from person to person.

Some common symptoms of Tonsillitis are:

  • Sore Throat
  • Reddishness on tonsils or Back side of throat
  • Pus deposition on tonsils (White or Yellow)
  • Fever
  • Vomiting
  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Difficulty in Breathing

Common Symptoms of Tonsillitis in Children

  • Bad breathing or snoring while sleeping
  • Pain in Abdomen
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Lack of Appetite

Treatment of Tonsillitis

If you feel that you are facing some sort of problem with your tonsils, then visit doctor for proper medication. Doctor might ask you to get some tests done to know if its cause due to bacterial infection or viral infection. Bacterial infection can be treated using some antibiotics but medicines have no effect on viral infection and its treated by our immune system itself. Usually it takes 4 to 5 days to treat tonsillitis. In some rare cases doctor might ask you to get your tonsils removed. But if you notice the problem on time and do proper treatment as per the advice of doctor then you might not need it. You can take the following precautionary measures to treat tonsils in earliest possible time.

  • Gargle with warm water at least three times a day
  • Drink Warm water
  • Eat some thing smooth with less or no spices.
  • You may take pain killers if you are feeling pain.
  • Get rest if you are feeling tired

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