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I am 26 year old male. I have been smoking for last 8 years. For the past few months I am experiencing severe cough which doesn't go away. Is this caused due to my smoking habit or something else? Should I be worried?
Tonsillitis is a disorder of the tonsils present on the back of your throat. The tonsils acts as a defensive mechanism in the body as they prevent the body from infections. This is a contagious condition and can occur at any age. It is widely prevalent among school going kids.
Tonsillitis may be classified into two types:
- Chronic tonsillitis: This type of tonsillitis tends to last for an extended duration with symptoms of bad breath and tenderness in the lymph nodes.
- Recurrent tonsillitis: This is a form of acute tonsillitis which repeats itself over a year.
Causes: Tonsils prevent various virus and bacteria from entering the body through the mouth by producing antibodies. The tonsils, however, may become vulnerable to these infections. A virus that causes common cold or the bacteria that causes strep throat may result in tonsillitis. The most common cause of this disorder is the strep bacteria. School going children are especially vulnerable to this disorder because they are most prone to various infections.
The various viruses that may cause tonsillitis are:
- Herpes simplex virus
- Epstein-Barr virus
- Influenza virus
- Parainfluenza virus
The various symptoms of tonsillitis are
- Swallowing difficulties
- A sore throat
- The sore throat may result in bad breath
- You may experience fever and chills
- Pain in the head, ear and stomach
- You may experience stiffness in the neck and the jaw
- Swollen tonsils with possible redness
- Changes in voice
- Symptoms of cold
Treatment: The treatment for tonsillitis is usually antibiotics and in some cases, tonsillectomy. The antibiotics help in getting rid of the bacterial infection. Surgery is only done in cases where tonsillitis is chronic in nature. It is important that you drink fluids and restrict smoking to prevent tonsillitis.
Sir I am facing a problem of breathing since last 6-7 months and becoming thin day by day. And sometimes feel like my breathing process is not going correct as am not free from those last 7 months.
I was suffering from severe breathing problem. I have undergone emergency surgery tracheostomy with direct larengeoscopy" on 9th april 15. Biopsy report impression: moderately differentiated squamous cell carcinoma; left vocal cord, advised to go for imrt immediately. Could you please explain options what should I do right now. Is it safe ?
I am having tb from last 10 month. But now my tb course is about to finish. I am having tb in chest. My all reports are normal from past 8 month but still I am taking medicine for 12 month. Now recently for few days I am having cough. Earlier I thought its seasonal but now from few days I am having cough with sputum. Sputum I call cold mein joh nose niklta hai vo aa aa rha hai Din mein do teen baar jab tez khansi ho. Cough bhi mein khus krta hu as throat mein irritation si hoti hai like koi tingling kr rha ho. I do all test chest xray, sinus test but all are clear. Now I am very much tensed is this is due to tb. I am facing all sputum or irritation. As I took many anti allergic medicine but nothing work Please tell.
I am suffering heavy cold in the morning but I cannot detect which type of allergy is causing this. I have sinus sometimes and usually catch cold very quickly.
He has pain in right chest, burning sensation, and heaviness in chest. Bit of swelling outside also. Can it be lung cancer's symptom?
I am 32 years old male, I was sick from pas 7 month taken lots of medicine then finally done a ct scan it showing segmental bronchiectasis changes are seen in lingula. Mild dilatation of bronchiole is also seen in right middle lobe. Small calcified nodule is seen in posterior segment of left upper lobe. Doctor given the medicine, relief 1 month but still paining sometime in front left chest and back chest side. Small blood in spit and nose. What to do Pls revert.
What is pneumothorax lung disease? I can't understand. And what is the reason of this disease. please help me.
I am a patient of sinus. So I frequently get affected by cold. What can I do to prevent cold each time winters arrive.
I have tonsil inflammation from morning with fever, difficulty swallowing, malaise. What do I do? Please reply.
I had been detected with tuberculosis seven months ago. I am taking medicines since then. When will I quit taking them?
Tonsillitis is a condition, which is characterized by infection of the tonsils in your throat. The tonsils are a pair of lymph nodes that are situated in the throat; its primary function is to protect the body from various infections. Although the disorder can occur at any age, it is majorly common among children. A large number of bacteria or viruses can cause this disorder, but the most serious symptoms occur when it is caused by the streptococcal bacteria.
The first defense mechanism of the body is made up of the tonsils. They synthesize white blood cells which fight against infections. Although tonsils combat these infections, at times, they can fall prey to the same, thus resulting in tonsillitis. Tonsillitis can be caused by both virus and bacteria; however, it is mostly caused by the former. Kids and school going children are very vulnerable to this disorder as they can come in contact with harmful viruses and bacteria very easily.
You will experience symptoms such as a sore throat, bad breath and have difficulty in speaking. Swelling of the tonsils will also make swallowing of food a difficult affair. Other symptoms of tonsillitis are stomach cramps, fever and headaches. The neck and the jaw may also feel tender due to the swollen lymph nodes.
If the symptoms are mild, then it usually does not require any specific treatment. For severe symptoms, antibiotics are prescribed to combat the bacteria that caused the infection in the first place. Chronic cases of this disorder warrant a surgery known as tonsillectomy. This is a surgical procedure to remove the tonsils. In case of dehydration, intravenous fluids are administered.
In addition to these treatment methods, there are certain home remedies that you can follow. The tips you can follow are:
- Keep yourself well hydrated
- Use a humidifier
- Gargle with lukewarm water mixed with salt, regularly