Does Tonsillitis Require Surgery?

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is it dangerous to have tonsillectomy if the amdel is small but it often comes out clear yellow (in words like plants but flat), first check for inflammation of the tonsils, r n

1 Answer:

Hello Arik.

Thank you for the question.

Inflammation of the tonsils or tonsillitis is inflammation that occurs in the area of ​​the tonsils or tonsils. In childhood, the tonsils function to filter all the recurrences that enter through the throat. The increasing age of a child makes the immune system better and the function of the tonsils is no longer needed.

The cause of inflammation of the tonsils is mostly viral and sometimes it can be caused by bacteria. Symptoms in these patients are:

fever, sore throat when swallowing headache, cough, swelling of lymph nodes in the neck, smelly breath. In the tonsils that have experienced repeated inflammation, they usually have an uneven shape and are sometimes accompanied by discharge of pus or in the form of sores such as thrush.

Most people with tonsils will recover on their own within 1 week. The choice of surgery is performed when:

Symptoms of tonsillitis that enlarge so that it blocks the passage of food and breathing. Sufferers are often found snoring while sleeping. In severe cases it can cause sleep apnea If you suffer from bacterial tonsillitis that is no longer resistant to antibiotics There are 3 infections for 3 consecutive years There are 5 infections for 2 consecutive years There are 7 infections during 1 year the presence of malignant tumors in the tonsils If you experience one of the conditions above, then you will need surgery.

It is important to know that no operation is not risky. Surgery complications that can occur:

bleeding voice change infection Complications of the tonsillectomy are rare.

As for the suggestions after tonsillectomy surgery I can give:

consume more fluids avoid acidic and spicy food or drinks, keep eating as usual, diligently brush your teeth using mouthwash to prevent infection, break with no activity for 2 weeks. Hopefully my explanation can answer the question.


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