Treatment will depend on what caused your tonsillitis. Most children and adults get viral tonsillitis. This type has to run its course and antibiotics won’t help. Your GP may prescribe antibiotics for bacterial tonsillitis.
Usually, your GP will have to wait for the test results to tell which type you have.
It’s very rare that someone needs to have their tonsils taken out (tonsillectomy). This is usually only the case if you have severe tonsillitis that keeps coming back.