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What home remedies help soothe tonsillitis pain?
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Because most cases of tonsillitis are caused by viruses, your body will fight off the infection and the illness will run its course. In these individuals, antibiotics are not necessary. However, in people with bacterial tonsillitis, antibiotics are generally prescribed. The penicillin class of antibiotics is the most commonly prescribed.
Steroids may be prescribed in certain individuals with tonsillitis in order to decrease the inflammation.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/30/2015
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