Sore Throat Accompanied By Fever And Pain When Swallowing?
Hello, my doctor had sore throat, starting on Thursday yesterday, the initial symptoms of the throat were not good, low fever, but only for 1 day and it gradually took 1 hour and on the third day the throat was swollen and made to swallow it hurt and a white membrane appeared on the right side of my throat I tried Take the white membrane, there is a little blood on the membrane. I’m worried … my question is diphtheria, what are the tonsils?
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The appearance of discomfort in the throat, fever, accompanied by swollen tonsils, pain when swallowing, and covered with a white, red patchy membrane can indicate inflammation of the tonsils and common throat (tonsillopharyngitis) or diphtheria.
Tonsillopharyngitis occurs when the throat and tonsils become inflamed, the trigger is often a viral infection, although it does not rule out a bacterial infection. This condition is more prone to occur in children and adolescents. Symptoms that appear can be mild, namely in the form of itching, phlegm, or pain in the throat, to severe, namely in the form of fever, large swelling of the tonsils, difficulty swallowing, difficulty sleeping, enlarged lymph nodes, nausea, decreased appetite, and so on. . Ordinary tonsillopharyngitis can cause the tonsils without being covered by a thin white membrane formed as a result of detritus, namely enlarged tonsil crypts accompanied by deposition of dead cells and microorganisms.
However, as mentioned above, your complaint could also occur due to diphtheria. Diphtheria itself occurs due to infection with the bacteria Corynebacterium diptheriae, which can attack the respiratory tract and skin. In the respiratory tract, diphtheria can make sufferers experience fever, coughing, chills, sore throat, shortness of breath, rapid and shallow breathing, swollen tonsils and covered with a grayish white coating, weakness, fatigue, and various other complaints. Meanwhile, on the skin, diphtheria can make sufferers experience an ulcer-like rash that can easily be transmitted to other sufferers through direct or indirect contact.
Distinguishing these two conditions requires an immediate examination by a doctor. Therefore, you should immediately see a doctor or ENT specialist. If needed, the doctor can also do additional examinations, for example blood tests, throat smears, X-rays, endoscopy, sputum tests, and so on. In this way, the possibility of dangerous diseases can be detected early so that treatment can be given earlier.
As an initial treatment, here are the steps you should take:
Drink more warm water. To help relieve sore throat, you can also add ginger, honey, or lemon juice to your drink. Avoid consuming oily, spicy foods. Avoid talking too much and screaming. Use a mask to cover your nose and mouth Wash your hands and shorten your nails Routinely do not smoke Keep your body immune, by not being too tired, exercising regularly, avoid smoking, stay away from stress , eat regularly (especially foods that contain lots of vitamin C), and don't also consume alcohol. Hope this helps.
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah