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Tonsillitis. inflammation or swelling of the tonsils. The parts of the respiratory system that are affected are:. Adenoids - sits in the back of the nasal cavity and are above the roof of the mouth. lingual tonsils- located on the dorsal surface at the base of the tongue

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Tonsillitis

Tonsillitis

inflammation or swelling of the tonsils.


Tonsillitis

The parts of the respiratory system that are affected are:

  • Adenoids-sits in the back of the nasal cavity and are above the roof of the mouth.

  • lingual tonsils- located on the dorsal surface at the base of the tongue

  • palatine tonsils- small mass of lymphoid tissue between the pillars of the fauces on either side of the pharynx.


Tonsillitis

The Cause

Tonsillitis is caused by a virus or bacteria and can pass through the air when an infected person breathes, coughs, or sneezes.


Tonsillitis

  • Treatments

  • Home Treatments

  • Gargling with warm salt water several times a day

  • Taking over-the-counter pain medicines like ibuprofen

  • Use vaporizer

  • Drink warm liquids

  • Surgical Treatments

  • Tonsillectomy- the surgery to remove tonsils


Tonsillitis

Pharmacology

  • Penicillin is used to fight bacteria in your body.

  • In mild cases of tonsillitis take ibuprofen or tylenol for inflammation


Tonsillitis

PROGRESSION

  • Symptoms

  • Fever

  • Bad breath

  • Nasal congestion and runny nose

  • Swollen lymph nodes

  • Red, swollen tonsils covered completely or in patches by pus

  • Difficulty swallowing

  • Headache

  • Abdominal pain

  • Raw, bleeding patches on the tonsils


Tonsillitis

Recovery

  • Pain is most often in the throat, but it may also be located in the ears, jaw or neck.

  • Take medications, fluids, and get rest

  • But if the following occur call your doctor

  • Bleeding

  • Fever

  • Dehydration

  • Breathing problems

After Surgery

Before Surgery


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