When should I take my toddler to the doctor for swollen tonsils?

When should I take my toddler to the doctor for swollen tonsils?

If the tonsils (two fleshy lumps at the back and sides of the throat) look bright red or swollen — or his/her sore throat lasts more 48 hours — you should take your child to a doctor.

When should I be concerned about swollen tonsils?

If you have swollen tonsils that last for more than 1 or 2 days, see your doctor. You should also seek medical treatment if your tonsils are so swollen that you have trouble breathing or sleeping, or if they’re accompanied by a high fever or severe discomfort.

Can tonsils be swollen without infection?

Other Causes for Swollen Tonsils Your tonsils can swell and become inflamed due to allergies. Sexually transmitted diseases (STD) may also cause swollen tonsils. Syphilis can cause sores in the mouth, and gonorrhea causes burning and sores.

What causes swollen tonsils in toddlers?

Tonsils and adenoids can become enlarged for many different reasons, including exposure to viruses, bacteria, fungal, parasitic infections and cigarette smoke. Common viruses include: adenovirus. influenza virus.

How do I know if my 3 year old has tonsillitis?

a sore throat. difficulty swallowing. tender lymph nodes (glands under the jaw) pain in their ears (usually referred pain, but the ears should be checked by your GP as there may also be a middle ear infection)

Can you have tonsillitis without fever?

Fever with tonsillitis is possible, but unlikely, Patel says. How to feel better: Viral tonsillitis resolves on its own within 3-5 days, says Patel.

What helps swollen tonsils in toddlers?

Treatment may include:

  • Taking acetaminophen or ibuprofen as a liquid or pills for pain.
  • Increasing how much your child drinks.
  • Eating smooth, cool foods such as gelatin, ice cream, and ice pops.
  • Gargling with salt water (for older kids).
  • Sucking on throat drops or hard candies (for older kids).