Angina in children: symptoms of the disease
May 16, 2018
Angina is an acute infectious disease that is accompanied by inflammatory processes and an increase in tonsils. However, this term can hide other diseases that can cause serious complications. In order to assess whether there is a threat to the health of the child, it must be shown to a specialist.
Symptoms of sore throat in children can occur even with such diseases as measles, scarlet fever, or even in diseases of the blood-forming organs. That's why if within 3-4 days the child's condition does not improve, you need to visit a doctor urgently.
Angina in children: symptoms of
Usually, the disease begins with a feeling of weakness in the body, weakness, accompanied by headache, chills, sleep disturbed, and no appetite. In the throat there are severe pain when swallowing, as a result of which the child tries to swallow less often the saliva, which often results from the corners of the mouth.
At visual examination you can see enlarged tonsils, which are felt like a foreign body and strongly disturb the child. They can be seen white or yellow plaque in the form of drops. Also in the throat appears perspiration, there are bouts of nausea.
Angina in children: the symptoms of which can not go beyond the pain in the throat, in the older age is often accompanied by a cough and runny nose. The temperature at angina in children can be in the range from 37.5 to 40 degrees. Chills can be replaced by profuse sweating. In young children, this disease can be accompanied by abdominal pain, an increase and inflammation of the cervical, submandibular and occipital lymph nodes, which become painful when pressed. Ears can also hurt, resulting in a decrease in hearing.
Angina in children whose symptoms, usually begin to disappear on the 4-7 days after the onset of the disease, can last for 2-3 weeks with a more serious form.
This disease is most common in children older than three years. In children younger than this age, such an angina occurs without affecting the tonsils, but is accompanied by an increase in lymph nodes and temperature. The causative agent of streptococcal angina is the specific Streptococcus pyogenes virus.
You can get infected from a person who is a carrier. The incubation period lasts 1 for 4 days, during which the patient begins to show symptoms such as sore throat, fever, pus on palatine tonsils, an increase in the cervical lymph nodes. Such a sore throat is contagious, but in most cases it flows easily and can be confused with a common ARI.The most is the right remedy for angina of this kind - antibiotics, which must be taken within 10 days.
Infection with a bacterial infection of the throat can be from a sick person through saliva. It can be transmitted through coughing, sneezing or kissing. This disease is diagnosed, first of all, with a sore throat, which has a red, inflamed appearance. The patient may also have elevated body temperature and general malaise.
Most often, this infection is absolutely harmless and does not do much harm to the body. But it is also worth knowing that there is another type of bacterial infection that can cause pharyngitis. It is children who are most often infected with this form.
This type of tonsillitis is accompanied by inflammation of the tonsils. They become red and covered with a white, yellow or gray coating. Most often this type of disease does not go beyond ordinary pharyngitis and is accompanied by only a sore throat.
Complications after angina in children may manifest as weakness, pain in the legs, hands and joints. You may also have heart problems. But here it should be remembered that rheumatism of the heart in children can not arise immediately. For this, a certain amount of time must pass. Less common may be otitis media, swelling of the larynx.
The first signs of a complication are a periodically rising temperature, increased fatigue and sweating at minimal loads.