TONSILLITIS: A chronic tonsillitis could result in your tonsils being removed

      TONSILLITIS: A chronic tonsillitis could result in your tonsils being removed

      Tonsillitis, what condition is it? And what are tonsils?

      Get immediate care if your child has any of these signs and symptoms to avoid him or her being the unlucky one whose tonsils will be removed.

      It is ideal for health conscious people to also the learn the signs and symptoms of this condition.

      Pain in the throat during swallowing of food, water and even saliva occurs likely as a result of a condition called tonsillitis.

      Tonsillitis is an inflammation of the tonsils. When tonsillitis becomes chronic and it’s not responding to any type of treatment, the tonsils may be surgically removed to avoid serious complications.

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      The tonsils are two oval-shaped pads of tissue at the back of the throat with one tonsil on each side. The tonsils can be seen when one opens his mouth widely in front of a mirror. The tonsils help the immune system to protect the body from infection. Inflamed tonsils get red and swollen and cause a sore throat. Tonsillitis can be caused by viral infection or bacterial infection.

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      Signs and symptoms

      1. Sore throat

      2 . Red swollen tonsils

      3 . Difficulty or painful swallowing

      4. Earache

      5 . High blood pressure

      6. Snoring when sleeping

      7. Bad breath

      8. Enlarged tender gland in the neck

      9. Headache

      10. Scratchy or throaty voice

      11. Neck pain or stiff neck

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      Get immediate care if your child has any of these signs. These can be signs of tonsillitis in children.

      1 . Excessive drooling

      2. Difficulty breathing

      3. Extreme difficulty swallowing

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      First aids for tonsillitis at home are

      1. Have enough rest

      2. Gargle with warm salt water

      3. Drink more warm fluids

      4. Avoid drinking cold fluids

      5. Keep away from dust , smoke and other household irritants

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      Complications of tonsillitis

      1.Middle Ear infection

      2. Obstruction sleep apnea

      3. Quinsy ( Collection of pus between one of the tonsils and the wall of the throat.

      Report immediately to hospital when you notice any of the signs associated with tonsillitis.

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