Tonsils are two small masses of lymphoid tissue located at the back of the throat. The lymphatic system clears away infection and keeps body fluids in balance. adenoids and tonsils work by stopping the germs coming in through the nose and mouth
What is tonsillitis?
It is an inflammation and swelling of the tonsils. Along with tonsillitis, adenoids are also swollen.
Who gets tonsillitis?
Tonsillitis caused by bacteria is more common for kids ages 5-16 years old. Adults can get tonsillitis but it is not very common.
What Causes tonsillitis?
The cause of tonsillitis is a viral infection. Other bacterial infections such as strep throat and the like can also cause tonsillitis.
How can you get tonsillitis?
Sneezing and coughingcan pass tonsillitis from one person to the next.
Symptoms of tonsillitis include fever, bad breath, swollen glands in the neck, trouble swallowing, red and swollen tonsils, and a sore throat that may be severe.
You should set an appointment with a Doctor if your sore throat is present for more than two days, and if you feel very weak and very sick.
How is tonsillitis diagnosed?
The doctor will ask you about your medical history. A doctor may look and check your throat or neck, and check things such as a white or red spot on the tonsils and swollen lymph nodes.
Doctors will probably check for strep throat since it can cause tonsillitis and requires treatment. The Doctor will examine you and may prescribe some medication.
What are the treatments for tonsillitis?
Tonsillitis treatment actually depends on the cause. No matter what is causing it, there are some things you can do that will help you feel better. That includes,
• Gargle with salt water
• Eat soft foods if it hurts to swallow
• Get lots of rest
• Drinks plenty of water
• Take some lozenges
By doing this home remedy, you may recover after 3-4 days more or less. Don’t forget to always wash your hands well and often.