Wednesday, August 17, 2011

How to treat and prevent tonsillitis symptoms

Tonsils or tonsils are collections of lymphoid tissue located on both ends of the esophagus behind the rear folds of the mouth.

Tonsils function to prevent the infection does not spread throughout the body by holding the bacteria enter the body through the mouth, nose, and throat, therefore it is not uncommon tonsils become inflamed.

Inflammation of the tonsils is called tonsillitis symptoms; this disease is one disorder ENT (Ear Nose & Throat). Tonsillitis  may be acute or chronic tonsillitis. Severe acute form that is not usually lasts about 4-6 days, and generally affects children at age 5-10 years.

While tonsillitis or chronic tonsil occurs repeatedly and lasts longer. Enlarged tonsils can be very large so that the left and right meet each other and can interfere with the airway. Acute inflammation or swelling of the tonsils are the tonsils that is not too big and not stand in the way of breathing, and does not cause unnecessary complications of tonsils 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. For care and treatment performed the following steps:
  • Endeavored to 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 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 a bacterial infection and to prevent complications.

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