How To Deal With Tonsils In Children Aged 8 Years?
assalamualikum .. ask for info and help … my ankle is 8 years old … he is an amndel py who often relapsed … almost once a month k doctor … and the doctor always prescribes an antibiotic … r n. r nthhat treatment or therapy should be done … so that the tonsils do not go back and forth … r nkambuhan? r n. r nfor food already very guarded … but if tired again … .. r n r nmaturnuwun info
Hello Rizka. Thank you for your question to HealthReplies.com.
Tonsils / tonsils are one part of the body's immune system located in the back of the oral cavity. Tonsil enlargement is caused by inflammation of the tonsils or also called tonsillitis. Inflammation of these organs can be caused due to viral, bacterial, or fungal infections.
Tonsillitis can be experienced by all ages, but the case is most often found in children, mainly because of the immune system that is still not so strong. Some examples of causes of tonsillitis, for example:
Viral tonsillitis. Viral infections are the most common cause of infections in tonsils. Symptoms can include fever, sore throat, cough, headache, pain in muscles or joints. Usually, symptoms of viral tonsillitis are felt suddenly and are more severe than inflammation due to bacterial infection.
Bacterial tonsillitis. There are several bacteria that can cause inflammation of the tonsils. The most frequent bacterial infection and must be treated properly is Streptococcus group A bacterial infection. Patients can experience symptoms of fever, sore throat, enlarged lymph nodes around the neck, but are rarely accompanied by coughing. If the child opens his mouth, can be seen enlarged tonsils accompanied by detritus (spots or yellowish white spots on the tonsils which are a combination of dead cells, germs, and saliva). In addition, tonsillitis due to bacterial infection can also be caused by diphtheria infection. Tonsillitis caused by bacteria can be treated with antibiotics.
Fungal tonsillitis or due to fungal infections. It usually happens to people whose immune systems are very low, such as people with HIV / AIDS, consumption of drugs that reduce endurance, and so forth.
In the case of your child, inflammation of the tonsils has recurred or can be said to be chronic. Actually, it would be better to find out the cause of tonsillitis, because if it were not caused by a bacterial infection, the use of antibiotics would be in vain and could actually increase the risk of bacteria being resistant to the antibiotics given.
For tonsillitis caused by a virus, treatment of symptoms is only needed, for example when a fever is given anti-fever such as Paracetamol. Giving antibiotics in this case has no benefit.
In addition to treatment through drugs taken by mouth, other ways to treat tonsillitis is by surgery. Appointment of tonsils can be an option and is done if:
Recurrent tonsillitis, more than 7 times a year, 5 times a year for 2 years in a row, or 3 times a year for 3 years in a row
Tonsillitis which causes the child to spasm during a fever
Pus buildup in the tonsils
Tonsil enlargement which causes breathing problems and nutrition
Enlargement that causes airway obstruction during sleep
Enlarged tonsils suspected towards the tumor.
Maintain the health and endurance of children with:
keep food / drinks clean, avoid foods that stimulate irritation such as fried foods, oily, sour, or spicy foods. Expand the consumption of vegetables and fruits and foods high in protein
multiply water consumption
Wash your hands before eating and after using the bathroom
avoid children from exposure to pollution, dust, and unhealthy environments (many people have cough or flu), for example by using masks.
My advice, because the condition of tonsillitis that your child is experiencing often relapses, you can have your child checked by a pediatrician so that the doctor can carry out direct examinations and if necessary other supporting examinations such as sampling from tonsils and collaboration with ENT doctors.
That's all, hopefully it's useful and hope your child gets better soon. Regards.