Jefferson University Hospitals

Tonsillitis

If you or your child has been diagnosed with tonsillitis, you can typically find relief from over-the-counter remedies. However, if symptoms persist and are accompanied by a fever, drooling and/or an inability to swallow, you should seek medical attention.

Pediatric specialists within Jefferson's Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery can provide prompt diagnosis and treatment options, both medical and surgical. Our physicians serve a large and varied patient community, including children, for whom we perform a large volume of tonsillectomies and ear tube placements.

If your child requires surgery, you can be assured that an anesthesia team experienced in pediatrics supports our head and neck surgeons. We also work in close association with the pediatric specialists at the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, a Jefferson Health System affiliate.