How To Deal With Swelling And Pain In The Tonsils?

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Good evening, I want to ask about my tonsils. I am currently 19. As usual, my tonsils are inflamed again … The color is red and more swollen than before. It’s been about 3 weeks … healed up but 1 week later relapsed again … finally my mother told me to just do the surgery with BPJS, but apparently there are requirements that didn’t let me go to the surgery stage, he said my tonsils hadn’t stuck together yet, even though I had bleeding and had like festering. Finally, I was only given medicine for vitamin C, vitamin B1, and ibuprofen for pain relief. It’s been a week, my right tonsils are no longer painful but still swollen, and I don’t know just how I feel or how, to speak I feel heavy and tired from the tonsils. And tonight I see that my tonsils are swollen, right on the right. When I press my neck at the bottom of the tip of the jawbone it feels painful, the aching part is about 6 cm ahead. What should I do?

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Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. We understand your feelings. Tonsillitis, or also known as tonsillitis, is a condition where there is swelling of the tonsils, two small glands located in the throat and can be seen when someone opens his mouth wide. Basically, the existence of these two glands is the body's immune system in children. As we get older, immune function is getting better so that the performance of this gland is increasingly replaced and slowly shrinking.


Although it works as an immune system, it does not mean that this gland cannot be infected. Tonsils can be affected by inflammation which is often caused by a virus, which enters the human body through the air or through objects contaminated with saliva or nasal mucus in people infected with certain viruses, such as rhinoviruses and type A influenza viruses. In addition to viruses, tonsillitis can also be caused by bacteria, namely streptococcus bacteria.


Regarding your question, to be able to claim BPJS is indeed needed a strong indication of an action, which overall is that if it can still be handled at a health facility that is still low, it does not need to be referred to a higher health service facility, and if it can still be handled with Initial handling, no further handling or follow-up is necessary. All of this aims to make the handling costs borne by the government to be effective, but by continuing to prioritize the basis of medical science.


For tonsillitis itself, there is a large division of swelling that starts from T0 during normal conditions, and T4 when the swelling is maximal. When the left and right tonsils have reached T4, the two tonsils will meet or called "kissing tonsils". When you have reached this stage, both the process of breathing, digestion, even sleep can be disrupted so that surgery is absolutely necessary.


What you need to know is, although kissing tonsils is an absolute indication of surgery, this is not the only indication. There are other absolute indications, and some relative indications that you may need to convey to your doctor as consideration for surgery, including if your condition is classified as chronic or more than 2 weeks, continuously recurring (at least 3 times a year despite being treated in each recurrence), can not be treated with antibiotics for tonsillitis caused by bacteria, the condition of abscesses or accumulation of pus around the tonsils, and the presence of swallowing or breathing disorders. If you have one or more of these features, then in fact you are already indicated to have surgery.


Then what you also need to understand is however, surgery is always used as a last resort because it is a very risky operation. For this reason all these prerequisites are held, namely that patients are not placed in risky procedures if in fact they can still be treated with safer treatment and with less risk. This is very important to understand in order to avoid misunderstanding that surgery is the easiest answer for disease management.


Meanwhile, what you can do at home is to consume warm water, take the medicine given as directed, gargle with salt water, eat throat lozenges, and eat foods that are smooth, non-spicy and not greasy. If the pain is still not gone, then you really need to be examined again. So, hopefully answering your question.

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