Tonsils and tonsillitis
Tonsils are Oval shaped, lymph like tissue located at the back of your throat are part of the lymphatic system, which aids the body in fighting off infections. Although their exact purpose is unknown, they are thought to act as filters and fighters of bacteria.
Infection of tonsil is called tonsillitis, tonsillitis is extremely common in children and young people. The characteristics of the disease are pain in the throat and feeling pain while swallowing.
While the person healthy tonsil will help to prevent infection, but other times It’s giving more problems.
Infected tonsil is too painful, very difficult to swallowing food and fluids. Some children they refused to take food and growth retardation will occur. Very high temperature this may case fits in some children. Some time because of tonsillitis tonsil become very big in size and cause breathing difficulty. Some time tonsillitis is chronic infection causes and feel throat pain will long last.
Treatment of tonsillitis
The first is proper rest, drink plenty of water. Avoid cold food and fluids. Avoid smoking. If the tonsillitis too painful and getting infected easily removal of tonsil is the best treatment. The surgical removal of tonsil is called tonsillectomy.