How To Overcome The Difficulty Of Taking Medication When Having Tonsillitis?
Morning, I have tonsillitis. Already checked out to the ENT then given medicine, if I take the medicine must be crushed. And if I make it hard to eat and drink, it hurts to my ears. When taking medicine, you also need to hold it in the mouth because of the pain when swallowing. But every time I take medicine, I always feel nauseous, and return the medicine. Maybe the effects of the medicine are pait and hard to swallow. Is there another way besides taking medicine? Thank you
Hello Irra LA,
Everyone has tonsils, tonsils are lymphoid tissue that is useful in the body's defense to prevent infection, especially when the age of children. One of the diseases that can occur in tonsils is inflammation of the tonsils or tonsillitis.
Tonsillitis is most often caused by a viral infection. Apart from tonsillitis, viral infections can be caused by bacterial infections. Tonsillitis is characterized by swollen tonsils and pain in the throat. In addition to these symptoms tonsillitis can also be accompanied by symptoms as follows:
Management of tonsillitis can be done with surgery, drug administration, or enough with home treatment depending on the severity of the disease. Doctors, especially ENT specialists, determine treatment according to the results of examining the patient's condition. Surgery is usually recommended for tonsillitis which has the following complications:
Difficulty breathing or swallowing
Pus appears in the tonsils
Growth disorders in children
Tonsillitis treatment independently at home can be done by:
Get enough rest.
Consume enough water, and as much as possible avoid dehydration.
Use a humidifier (air humidifier) to avoid dry air which can aggravate irritation in the throat.
Avoid cigarette smoke
Gargling with warm salt solution can also reduce pain complaints. Can be done up to 4-6 times a day.
Thus the explanation from me, may be useful.