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Tonsillitis
There comes a time when medicine is the only thing you want to swallow.

A sore throat and swollen lymph glands make tonsillitis a painful disease to have. So the sooner you get treated, the easier it is to bear.

Tonsillitis is primarily a children's disease. It is contagious and caused by the invasion of the mucous membrane by micro organisms. When not infected tonsils help in preventing infection in the respiratory and digestive tracts. Almost every child has one or more attacks of tonsillitis. Attacks are fewer after the age of seven as resistance develops.

Symptoms ::
Throat pain. Difficulty in swallowing.Chills and fever as high as 104F. Swollen lymph glands. Headache. Earache, Cough (sometimes). The infection lasts about five days.

Treatment ::
Bed rest. Isolation to prevent spreading the infection. Drink plenty of soothing fluids. Cold desserts are permissible Gargling with warm, salted water several times a day helps lessen the pain.Antipyretics and analgesic are helpful. Antibacterial's must be taken for the prescribed period.

Do consult your doctor.


 
 
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