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The glycerin is used in tonsillitis and the lozenges in pharyngitis.
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.
Tonsillitis is transmitted from one person to another in the same way that many common diseases are, such as by coughing and sneezing.
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.