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What is Lacunar Tonsillitis?

Description of the disease

Lacunar tonsillitis is a form of purulent acute tonsillitis, where purulent deposits form in specific formations called lacunae on the surface of the tonsils.


  • Acute tonsillitis
  • Purulent tonsillitis
  • Lacunar tonsillitis


The main symptoms of lacunar tonsillitis are severe sore throat, difficulty swallowing, fever, and presence of purulent deposits on the tonsils.


The main cause of lacunar tonsillitis is bacterial infection, most commonly caused by streptococci.


To diagnose lacunar tonsillitis, it is necessary to undergo an examination by an ENT doctor, possibly with a bacterial analysis.


Treatment of lacunar tonsillitis includes taking antibiotics, antiviral drugs, rinsing the tonsils with antiseptic solutions, abundant drinking, and bed rest.


To prevent lacunar tonsillitis, it is recommended to strengthen the immune system, avoid contact with the sick, and avoid getting too cold.


For the treatment of lacunar tonsillitis, it is advisable to consult an ENT doctor.

Note: This material is provided for informational purposes only and is not medical advice.