Mr. San Sunkaraneni, a leading ENT surgeon in Guildford, cautions that the start of the school year brings with it the potential for the spread of infections that could result in tonsillitis. The condition is discussed in a new patient advisory guide published on the Guildford ENT website.
According to the new guide, many students in the United Kingdom will likely be exposed to germs when term starts this fall. As the colder weather sets in and as students will be forced to spend their weekdays in close proximity to their peers, there may be a spike in common colds and other respiratory tract infections. Up to 70% of tonsillitis cases may be attributed to infections such as the common cold and influenza.
According to a clinical evaluation of tonsillitis that was published in BMJ Clinical Evidence, acute tonsillitis is more common in children and affects 10% of the UK population annually. Young people and adolescents are all susceptible to tonsillitis. The team at Guildford ENT confirms that despite being non-contagious, children can develop tonsillitis after catching a cold or sore throat at school.
Many health experts agree that parents should be on the lookout for common cold and flu symptoms to help prevent tonsillitis during this autumn’s return to school. It is important to practice good hygiene and get plenty of rest if someone develops tonsillitis. The majority of people recover relatively quickly from it; however, it can be more severe for others.
The most common symptoms of tonsillitis are sore throat, difficulty swallowing, earache, coughing, and high temperatures. The ENT specialist in Guildford treats all conditions related to the ears, nose, and throat, and specialises in nose and sinus problems.
Regional services are offered for Surrey, London, Sussex, and Hampshire by Mr. San Sunkaraneni, a consultant rhinologist and ENT surgeon who practises at the Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford, United Kingdom. At Cranleigh Village Hospital, he operates a twice-weekly NHS outpatient clinic. Additionally, he gets recommendations from across the UK.
Interested parties can learn more about Guilford ENT at https://www.guildfordent.co.uk
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