Tonsils are called tonsils in medical language. The medical name for nasal flesh is “adenoid”. Both tonsils and nasal meat are part of the lymph tissue covering the throat and nose. Their job is to protect people against infections.
The main disorders related to tonsils and nasal meat are infections and the growth of these tissues. The growth usually occurs as a result of recurrent infections. Tonsil and adenoid growth may regress with age. The growth of nasal flesh is called adenoid vegetation.
What is acute tonsillitis?
Tonsillitis is called tonsillitis. Tonsillitis is common in children over the age of 2. However, it is not uncommon in adults. The causative agent is often beta hemolytic streptococci. Also, some viruses can cause throat infections.
The disease starts suddenly with a high fever. Vomiting, headache and weakness may occur. There is a sore throat and a feeling of dryness in the throat. The throat and tonsils appear swollen and red. Sometimes a white inflammatory layer can be observed on the tonsils and the lymph nodes in the neck may be swollen.
How to treat tonsillitis?
Antibiotics are not required for viral tonsillitis. A rapid antigen test or throat culture is performed to identify the microbe in the throat. However, if the inflammatory agent is beta microbe, it is necessary to use antibiotics.
What is chronic tonsillitis?
Chronic tonsillitis occurs in both children older than 2 years and adults. Frequent sore throat, difficulty swallowing, weakness, mild fever and anemia are the main symptoms. Dryness and itching in the throat. If it is with adenoid, it can block the respiratory tract. It can lead to sleep apnea and recurrent lymph nodes may occur in the neck.