Lacunar angina and the secrets of her treatment
May 15, 2018
To date, lacunar tonsillitis, as statistics show, is a fairly common disease. In most cases, it affects the upper respiratory tract. With healthy tonsils, the inflammatory process affects the patient's throat.
If tonsils are removed, the disease after some time can lead to pneumonia.
Symptoms and signs
Symptoms of lacunar angina include:
- sore throat, including when swallowing food or saliva;
- a sore throat;
- body heat;
- acute disease development;
- an increase in regional lymph nodes( from the side of the affected amygdala).
Lacunar angina is diagnosed very easily, as the enlarged amygdala is visually easily seen, and pustular lesions on it are also visible.
Medical treatment is compulsory!
Lacunar angina is always treated with antibiotic therapy. Since the first days of the disease, you can start taking antibiotics of a wide spectrum of action. And yet the effectiveness of treatment will increase if you first make a crop for sensitivity to the antibiotic.
There are quite frequent cases when the body independently cope with the symptoms of the disease and all manifestations of lacunar angina passed. However, the causative agent can permanently settle in the human body and not behave in any way. After a while you can notice that the cured person begins to regularly get sick with various forms of sore throat. As a result, it leads to rheumatism and disability. That is why it is very important before any treatment conducted independently, without consulting a specialist, to consider all the possible consequences of such treatment for your body.
Treatment of this ailment in children
With lacunar angina in a child, the body temperature usually rises to 39 ° C.It is important to know that this is an extremely dangerous disease in childhood - due to severe intoxication, cramps can occur. In addition, lacunar angina in a child sometimes causes a false rupture: there is a violation of breathing, the skin turns blue. This happens because of the inflamed tonsil, which, when inappropriate treatment, swells and blocks the airways. Since the structure of the pharynx in children differs from adults, the disease requires special attention to itself.
Complications of lacunar angina in children include rheumatism, carriage of staphylococcus and heart defects.
With the development of this form of angina, the first thing a specialist should do is to perform an accurate differential diagnosis. It happens that a smear from the throat indicates the presence of diphtheria bacillus. Incorrect treatment of diphtheria in 100% of cases leads to a lethal outcome.
But what to treat lacunar angina in a child, so as not to cause negative consequences? This disease in children is treated in much the same way as in adults, with antibiotics. However, it is important to take into account the child's age and weight.
Only a specialist is able to prescribe the correct antibiotic and to prescribe the necessary treatment regimen. Selection of antibiotics for a child begins with a bacteriological study. Before starting treatment it is recommended to determine the sensitivity of the pathogen to different groups of antibiotics.
The daily dose should also be calculated depending on the weight and age of the child. If you do not want to harm children's health, do not prescribe any antibiotic yourself - be sure to consult a doctor. Otherwise, improper treatment can lead to the child becoming disabled. There are also cases of deaths.