Persistent tonsillitis may become another symptom of covid-19 and immuno-nutrition supports healing process in patient with history of tonsillitis: a case report
At the end of data collection, a health survey supervisor aged 26 years old with normal body temperature conducted a PCR swab test as a research protocol. He already felt unwell three days before the PCR swab test. The test showed positive for COVID-19. He self-isolated and consumed nutritional supplements, including B vitamins, vitamin C, vitamin D, zinc, propolis, and probiotics. This case found persistent tonsillitis with odynophagia as the primary symptom. Other symptoms like sore throat, hot sensation in feet and hands, headache and mucus production behind the nose appeared only for one or two days. No fever, dry cough, and diarrhea were found. On day 8 of confirmation, the PCR swab test showed a negative result. Even several days after the negative result, an enlarged tonsil was still observed, but without odynophagia. We propose that persistent tonsillitis should be regarded as a new symptom of COVID-19, and immuno-nutrition supports the healing process in a patient with a history of tonsillitis.