Tuesday, August 30, 2011

6 characteristics of children with tonsillitis

Usually characterized by early symptoms such as sore throat pain. To further identify the characteristics of tonsillitis in children.

Tonsils are a part of the lymph tissue located on both sides of the back of the throat. This will have an enlarged tonsils in children or inflammation in case of infection by either bacteria or viruses.

Tonsillitis in children has the following characteristics:
  1. Red throat accompanied by enlarged tonsils or it could be seen white spots on the tonsils.

  2. Sore throat more than 48 hours and is usually accompanied by difficulty swallowing.

  3. There was a swelling of the lymph nodes under the jaw and neck.

  4. Agency fever accompanied by high temperatures.

  5. Children feel the headache.

  6. Boy turns into a hoarse voice or voice loss.

Tonsillitis symptoms caused by viral infection (virus, adenovirus or Epstein-Barr virus) or bacteria that most of Group a Streptococcus. If tonsillitis is caused by bacteria, the doctor will usually prescribe antibiotics to eliminate the infection. Besides treatment with drugs, sometimes a child who has strep throat should undergo surgical removal of tonsils in children or Tonsillectomy.

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