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Inflamed Tonsils

The problem we are talking about in this article revolves around the swellingof the tonsils. There are several causes for this problem but the most commonare strep or sore throat. Throat has tonsils and they help the immune system inits functioning by absorbing the microorganism infection and preventing theinfection to expand inside the body. But, when this is not fulfilled, the virusenters the body and affects the tonsils which absorb the bacterial as well. Theproblem of inflamed tonsils can be serious or mild. For mild cases, antibiotics are given for the treatment, but for cases which are serious, surgery will have tobe done, during which tonsils will be removed.

Symptoms

We will talk about the most common problems that are created by the inflammationof tonsils. They are lymph nodes or tender glands (located in the neck and jaw)enlargement, headache, inflamed tonsils with white spots, swelling andredness of the tonsils. In some cases, the most serious ones, person can evenlose voice. Abdominal pain is a symptom that can accompany inflammation of thetonsils among children. Also, a person can experience chills and fever.

Treatment

A person who is suffering from this problem has to take some care and also usesome antibiotics. Also, there are some measures that can be taken in order toprevent this problem from ever happening. Be sure that this problem must betreated; if not, some problems may arise from it. Those are rheumatic fever,kidney failure and dehydration. See a doctor if new symptoms occur, if sore throat is persistent after 48 hours, or if the problems caused by the inflammation becomeworse. We have mentioned that antibiotics are given for this problem,especially, those caused by the bacterial infection. Be sure to follow thetreatment that should last approximately ten days. Warm salt water is a good remedyand it should be gargled three times during the day. Also, you can take somepainkillers like ibuprofen and remember to drink a lot of water. Try toeliminate the contact with people suffering from nose or throat infection, since thiscan prevent the infection from occurring. Avoid using anything used by thepeople with infection. Also, do not eat oily or cold food. Severe casesare those who experience infection several times a year and for these cases a surgery is the only solution. But the immune system will be impaired since apart of it is removed.Be sure to diagnose the exact cause of the problem, since the treatment dependson the detecting the proper cause. Also, be sure to visit a doctor if theproblem comes back several times a year.

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