Tonsillitis Treatment Online

Speak to a board-certified doctor securely from your phone or computer and get tonsillitis treatment online. There are many treatment options that a doctor can recommend to help you recover.

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Get Tonsillitis Treatment

Get Tonsillitis Treatment

Tonsillitis is an infection of the tonsils. Tonsils are oval shaped clusters of tissue located in the back of the throat; you have one on each side of the throat. When your tonsils get infected they swell up, turn red, and can become very irritated making swallowing painful and difficult.


With our same day tonsillitis treatment service, you can meet with an online doctor, get diagnosed and prescribed the appropriate treatment plan.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do you get rid of tonsillitis fast?

Tonsillitis is typically a viral infection and can be treated at home using symptom management methods. Some common remedies for tonsillitis are: gargling warm salt water, lozenges and cough drops containing anti-inflammatory properties, such as licorice, warm tea with honey, popsicles, and humidifiers to prevent your throat from drying out. Staying hydrated and rested is key when recovering from a viral infection.

What is the best medicine for tonsillitis?

If your tonsillitis is caused by bacteria then antibiotics are the best medicine. You can get diagnosed and prescribed antibiotics without leaving your home by seeing an online doctor at PlushCare.

Is tonsillitis contagious?

Yes, the viruses and bacteria that cause tonsillitis are contagious. Tonsillitis can be spread by infected people coughing or sneezing droplets into the air and another person breathing them in. It is also contagious by direct and indirect contact; tonsillitis can be spread by kissing; also by touching contaminated objects, such as a door handle, and then touching the face, nose, or mouth.

Tonsillitis is just as contagious for children as it is for adults. In fact, the majority of tonsillitis cases occur in children and teenagers.

How long does viral tonsillitis last?

Typically viral tonsillitis will only last for a matter of days as your body fights off the infection. If your tonsillitis is not gone after several days contact your doctor, you are likely experiencing bacterial tonsillitis and will require antibiotic treatment.

Can tonsillitis heal itself?

As mentioned above, viral tonsillitis will typically heal itself in a matter of days. Bacterial tonsillitis however, will require antibiotics. A doctor will be able to distinguish between the two and give you a proper treatment plan.

Can online doctors treat tonsillitis?

Yes, online doctors can treat tonsillitis. During your online appointment the doctor will hear your symptoms, look into your mouth via webcam and ask you questions. They will determine if your tonsillitis is viral or bacterial and can give you a comprehensive treatment plan.

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    Crystal Lake, IL

    DR. Allan Marks has helped my daughter two times and we cannot recommend them enough. My daughter has ADHD and can't wait in a waiting room forever. This was the fastest and easiest way to get my daughter diagnosed and pick up a script. One time we used this service when no other doctor was open. Plush care was available! My daughter didn't have to even leave the house in 6 degree weather (would have made her MORE SICK). She had severe sinus infection and Dr. was not only clear and nice but looked up holiday pharmacy hours ahead of time to make sure I could pick up the script in time! AWESOME! 2nd time went just as smooth. Thank you!

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    Patrick S.

    Alpharetta, GA

    Wow. Wow. Wow. This is so easy and quick. I had a cold virus that turned into a sinus infection. I pulled over on my way to a meeting to video chat w a doctor. He was attentive, kind, and efficient. After a few questions, he diagnosed my ailment. The call took less than 10 mins. Prescription was at the pharmacy later that day. I will be a client for a long time. Thank you.

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    I never review Apps, but this has been the quickest and most convenient doctor experience(s) I’ve ever had. It cost me no more than what I would have paid to visit an office. I’ve had two appointments and one was done in the comfort of my own living room and the second on my break at work. As a full time worker, full time student, and full time mom, the convenience cannot be beat. I met with Dr. Saremi who is very personable and kind. He immediately resolved my reasons for calling during both appointments. He was competent and trustworthy and valued my time. Can’t recommend this enough.