Sentence Examples

  • If the child is displaying the symptoms of tonsillitis and has had a sore throat for more than 48 hours, especially when accompanied by a fever, a doctor should be called.
  • If the child has several episodes of severe tonsillitis, the doctor may recommend a tonsillectomy, which is the surgical removal of the tonsils.
  • People who are caring for someone with tonsillitis should wash their hands frequently to prevent spreading the infection to others.
  • Streptococcus pyogenes, the bacterium that causes "strep" throat, is the most common bacterial agent responsible for tonsillitis.
  • Tonsillitis is transmitted from one person to another in the same way that many common diseases are, such as by coughing and sneezing.