What is dangerous is the chronic inflammation of the tonsils? We treat tonsillitis
If everyone is heard about acute tonsillitis or tonsillitis, then the chronic form of the disease is less important. It is inappropriate, because the focus of a chronic infection in palatine tonsils, unfortunately, is a typical case for millions of people all over the world. Both adults and children are ill with tonsillitis, especially in the season of colds. If the chronic form of inflamed glands, as called tonsils in the common people, is not treated, then you will have to treat the kidneys, joints, heart and not only.
Chronic tonsillitis: what is the difference from acute?
If acute tonsillitis or angina declares a severe pain in the throat, temperature, difficulty in eating, then in a chronic form of the disease, the picture is completely different. Tonsillitis can manifest itself in different ways, depending on the form of the disease, but in general, the chronic course of the inflammatory process in the tonsils is characterized by the following symptoms:
periodic temperature rise up to 37.2-37.5 degrees
enlarged and painful mandibular lymph nodes
fast fatigability, weak resistance of the body to diseases,
swelling and redness in the field of palatine arches, tonsils, “cork” or yellowish-white patches in them.
Chronic tonsillitis can be periodically exacerbated, and if the disease is not completely cured, inflammatory foci begin to form throughout the body. Weakened immunity can not fight with them, and gradually the kidneys (the development of pyelonephritis), joints (polyarthritis), heart (rheumatic carditis), etc., are drawn into the pathological process.
Why do we have chronic tonsillitis?
If inflammation often occurs in the tonsil (a person often suffers from colds) or does not heal after angina, the glands themselves become the nursery of such an infection, because they cease to resist bacteria, actively breeding in them. Also, to provoke chronic tonsillitis bacterial respiratory infections – sinusitis, especially sinusitis, carious teeth or other foci of infection in the oral cavity.
Chronic tonsillitis can occur after a measles, scarlet fever, epidaparotite (mumps) and other childhood illnesses. Also, the development of a chronic foci in tonsils often leads to:
lack of vitamins and monotonous nutrition
stress and psychological exhaustion
alcohol and smoking.
Treatment and prophylaxis of chronic tonsillitis
The treatment of tonsillitis should be done by an otolaryngologist (ENT doctor). Self-medication, especially the uncontrolled administration of antibiotics, leads to the development of resistance to drugs in microbes that live in the tonsils of a sick person. Not knowing what type of pathogen caused inflammation, without having passed the tests and without passing the examination, a person injures himself even more, and when he comes to the doctor as a result, the disease is already in an unopposed form, antibacterial therapy is difficult to pick up. Tonsillitis is treated in a complex way: medication, flushing lobules of tonsils with special solutions, physiotherapy, etc. In cases where the therapy does not help, the disease progresses, surgical removal of the tonsils may be prescribed.
Some parents, whose children often get sick, think it is best to immediately remove the tonsils so that the child does not get sick. However, by removing tonsils, you remove part of the human immune system. After all, the glands take on the attack of microbes that fall into the throat and throat. So try not to overcook yourself and watch for your children, strengthen your immunity and temper, eat rationally, treat ARVs in time, angina, even “banal”, as it seems to you the cold, do not allow the development of caries.