Symptoms of tonsillitis: how to diagnose the disease?
May 14, 2018
Tonsillitis is one of the most common and most interfering in life inflammations that are infectious in nature. Whether it is tonsillitis bacterial or any other of its kind, the lack of treatment or improper treatment can lead to even dangerous consequences: for example, to infection of the entire body's lymph system.
To prevent this, you need to understand in a timely manner that you have tonsillitis, and not some other disease similar to it. But first you need to consider what exactly can cause the disease, since it is knowledge of the causes of the disease that will help you better understand its symptoms.
What is the cause of the disease?
The most common cause of tonsillitis is any breathing disorder, this is because the person stops breathing through the nose or does it much less often than is necessary. Since the nose has special purifying natural systems that allow you to fight most of the microbes that come in with the air. As for the mouth and throat, then there are no such systems, so all the bacteria get there straight. Many of them remain on the glands and begin to multiply there.
Thus, for example, viral tonsillitis, which is one of the most dangerous varieties, can appear, because the virus is much more difficult to treat than normal bacteria. Also, this disease can arise from the penetration of infection in the most close to the tonsil area, for example, infections in the teeth and gums, as well as sinusitis.
Note that in order to prevent disease, it is necessary to maintain immunity at a high level. The lowering of immunity also plays a role in the appearance of tonsillitis.
Symptoms of tonsillitis
The main symptom is a sore throat, but the symptoms can vary depending on what kind of form you are suffering. Again, there are very different symptoms of tonsillitis in its acute and chronic stages.
However, a sore throat is a constant companion. It can be very weak, medium or very strong, sharp, cutting - in different ways - but it certainly maintains its stability and can only pass for a short time, usually from the use of appropriate drugs to treat the throat of local action - sprays or tablets forresorption.
Signs of acute tonsillitis
Acute tonsillitis is also called angina, which is more common for people far removed from medicine. Angina is characterized by a very high temperature during it. The body temperature of the patient with angina is usually kept around 39-40 degrees Celsius, and sometimes, in the most complex and neglected cases, can reach even 41 degrees Celsius. However, this is not necessary, because sometimes the temperature with angina can be maintained at a level of 37-38 degrees, although this level of temperature is usually compensated by stronger pains in the throat.
Symptoms of tonsillitis occurring in an acute form also include sore throat, but it becomes much sharper and noticeable. Sometimes it becomes almost impossible to swallow. As a rule, the patient characterizes this pain as "cutting".
Symptoms of the chronic form of the disease
Chronic tonsillitis, as its name suggests, proceeds more gently than acute, but it persists permanently if left untreated. By the way, in the absence of treatment chronic tonsillitis stably leads to the fact that the disease exacerbates about 3-4 times a year from any, the most insignificant trifle, that is, the disease turns into a form of sore throat.
Sore throat with chronic tonsillitis remains, but it is much weaker than with angina. By the way, with a protracted nature of the infection, an unpleasant odor from the mouth may appear, which is due to the multiplication of bacteria in the region of the glands.
Symptoms of chronic tonsillitis in children in this case approximately coincide with the symptoms of adult disease, but it should be noted that children suffer from chronic tonsillitis more often than adults, since the weakness of protection of immunity is revealed precisely in childhood.
The child's symptoms need to be monitored much more closely, since his immunity is even weaker than in adults due to the constant growth of the body.
Possible complications of
Tonsillitis is dangerous precisely because it often gives unpleasant complications that can give impact not only on the immune system of the body, but also on all other systems.
It is necessary to monitor the lymph nodes in tonsillitis: if they are inflamed, enlarged, hurt, then there is a possibility that a complication has already occurred. The more such lymph nodes, the sooner you need to consult a doctor about further treatment.