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Posted on Apr 24, 2015 | 3 comments

Tonsils a Common Problem

Tonsils a Common Problem

Difficulty in swallowing, recurring throat infection leads to Tonsillitis, inflammation of Tonsils. Tonsils are a pair of glands present back of the throat. They are a part of the human immune system and are made up of tissues that help the body to defend itself against various disease causing germs that gain entry into the body through throat and the upper respiratory system. Sometimes, in the process of providing protection to the body by attacking the entering bacteria and viruses, the tonsils can themselves get infected and inflamed.

Inflammation of tonsils  is called Tonsillitis, caused by a viral infection or bacterial infection. Tonsillitis caused by a viral infection may be contagious depending on whether or not the individual has been previously exposed to that particular virus. Curing tonsillitis once during childhood does not mean that it cannot occur again. Poor hygiene and weak immune system alone can be good opportunities for bacteria and viruses to colonize the tonsils.

Common Symptoms:

  • Sore throat
  • Trouble in swallowing
  • Swollen glands under the jaw
  • Fever and chills
  • Pus-filled areas on the tonsils
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Bad breath

Tonsils and throat infection both are different. Difference is there would sever pain while swallowing and redness for Tonsils and when mouth is wide opened, you can find redness on wither sides of the throat. For throat infection entire mouth would be red.

Homely remedies might not give permanent relief, it is a must to visit the Doctor.