Friday, August 19, 2011

Some myths about tonsillitis symptoms

Many of the myths that circulate in the community about the tonsils, some of which are:

1. Tonsillectomy should only be done after the children aged 6-7 years.

The truth, there is no age limit for surgical tonsillitis removal. In children aged 2-3 years can be done during the surgical removal of tonsils strong indication.

2. Thyroid disease is mild and harmless disease.

Most are not life-threatening infection of the tonsils. But if the bacteria causes include Streptococcus beta hemolytic, can cause heart disease and kidney complications are dangerous. Stop breathing during sleep due to enlarged tonsils can also cause serious health problems.

3. Tonsil always serves as filter bacteria, so it should not be operated on.

Filter function germs on the tonsils that have become a den of germs is very minimal and even no longer exist. The role of bacteria filter may be replaced by another germ filter organs around the throat cavity.

4. Tonsillectomy is a small operation with no risk at all.

This is not true. The tonsils are located in the respiratory tract. To operate must be really well prepared. If until the bleeding in the airway can be dangerous. Because it is done, general anesthetic anesthetic risks remain.

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