Purulent tonsillitis is an infectious and inflammatory disease, primarily affecting the palatine tonsils and lymphadenoid tissues of the pharynx. Untreated purulent tonsillitis threatens with serious complications throughout the body, and can also be transmitted to others.
You can become infected with purulent sore throat by airborne droplets at the time of communication with a sick person, as well as through endogenous infection - in the presence of a sore throat pathogen in carious teeth, inflamed gums, and so on. If someone in the family is sick with purulent sore throat, separate dishes and other personal items should be allocated to him, since this disease is also transmitted by contact and household means.
In addition, the causative agent of the disease can hide in the inflamed appendages of the sinuses or poor-quality products, which contain putrefactive bacteria. Also, staphylococci, pneumococci and streptococci, which aggressively attack the body against the background of overwork, previous infections, vitamin deficiency, poor nutrition and general hypothermia, can provoke the development of purulent tonsillitis. As a result, a weakened immune system cannot protect the body from sore throat, which, in the absence of adequate treatment, can lead to serious complications from the joints, heart and kidneys, as well as rheumatism, purulent lymphadenitis, nephritis, and so on.
The main symptoms of purulent sore throat are body temperature up to 39-40 ° C, headache, lethargy, weakness, redness of the tonsils and plaque on them, enlarged and painful lymph nodes, as well as changes in urine and blood tests. Treatment consists of taking aerosol and tableted antibiotics, sulfa drugs, vitamins and acetylsalicylic acid. The patient must adhere to strict bed rest.
With purulent sore throat, it is advisable to drink a lot - especially a warm broth of brown rose hips, tea with lemon and honey, as well as tea with raspberry jam. The throat should be rinsed with furacilin, soda or saline solution or decoctions of chamomile, calendula, eucalyptus and sage - fifteen to twenty times a day. Food should be liquid, not spicy, not salty and warm so that it can be swallowed easily. In addition, hot food cooked with some kind of kitchen spice will greatly irritate the inflamed laryngeal mucosa, which will significantly increase the sore throat.