HiPP's A-Z of pregnancy & child health
The A-Z contains information on many aspects of pregnancy
and child health. It is arranged alphabetically so you can find what you are looking for with ease. If you are at all concerned about your health or your child’s health, please consult your health professional.
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Mainly occurring in young children, tonsillitis is inflammation and infection of the tonsils, causing a sore throat and difficulty in swallowing. If you look down the throat it will be red and inflamed. Plenty of fluids and liquid paracetamol will usually help alleviate symptoms, although sometimes antibiotics may be required. The tonsils may be surgically removed (tonsillectomy) if the infection is severe or occurs frequently.
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