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What is angina

Angina or an acute tonsillitis is caused by infection affecting the lymphoid formations of the oropharynx (tonsils). Angina is acute in most cases of viral origin (70 to 80% of cases). If the origin is bacterial, it is generally the beta-hemolytic streptococcus group A.

  • A sore throat associated with fever beginning in most cases abruptly.
These can be accompanied by difficulty swallowing.
  • Chills, muscle aches, headache
What treatment?

Local treatments (tablets or mouthwashes), which generally contain two active ingredients:
an antiseptic and anesthetic

The treatment should not exceed five days and will not be renewed if no improvement is noted after this period.
Suppositories, bismuth-based and guaifenesin.
Preferred liquid food or ice.

Do not minimize the infection!

If an antibiotic is prescribed:
Observe the number of daily dosing without increasing or decreasing the dose and duration of treatment
If you have a fever or if in doubt, consult your doctor.


  • Cellulitis
  • Chronic Obstruction of the oropharynx
  • Complications due to bacterial tonsillitis:
  • Rheumatic fever
  • Acute glomerulonephritis