Saturday, September 10, 2011

This time I will discuss about the tonsil. I hope can be useful for us all. Some of the questions we have to mind how dangerous this disease? Actually, the tonsil is always there in every human body, here we realized how amazing the human body system. Tonsil itself is one of the protection system of the body.

Tonsils are a collection of lymphoid tissue located on both ends of the esophagus behind the rear folds of the mouth. Tonsils have function to prevent an infection does not spread throughout the body by holding the germ enters the body. Therefore this tonsils inflamed. Inflammation of the thyroid gland is called tonsillitis. Tonsillitis may be acute or chronic. Severe acute form that is not usually lasts about 4-6 days, and generally attacking children at the age of 5-10 years. While tonsillitis / chronic tonsil occurred repeatedly and lasts longer.

In an acute inflammation of the tonsils usually begin with mild symptoms of sore throat until they become serious, painful swallowing food, sometimes vomiting. Tonsillitis can cause the tonsils become swollen, hot, itching, pain in muscles and joints, pain in the whole body, chills, headache, and pain in the ear. Lymph nodes weakened in the submandibuler region. The back of the throat will seem to shrink so difficult to swallow. Acute inflammation or swelling of the tonsils are the tonsils that is not too large and not in the way of breathing, and not to cause unnecessary complications of surgery, because the tonsils are made up of lymph tissue can serve to prevent the body so as not exposed to diseases associated with infection.

Some of the efforts that we can do yourself at home for prevention, care and treatment carried out several steps as follows:

  • Drink plenty of water or liquids such as fruit juice, especially during fever.
  • Do not drink ice, syrup, ice cream, food and beverages chilled, fried, salted preserved foods, and sweets.
  • Gargling with warm salt water 3-4 times a day.
  • Put warm compresses on the neck every day.
  • Antibiotic therapy (at the direction of a doctor) if there is bacterial infection and to prevent complications.
  • Get plenty of rest.

However, if chronic tonsillitis with swelling of the tonsils are too large so that the resulting disruption of the respiratory path, or the appearance of complications, usually required surgery to remove tonsils. In case of chronic inflammatory medicine are advised to consult specialist for further treatment and act.


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