Chronic tonsillitis - treatment at home is possible?
According to statistics, it is acute or chronicinflammation of the pharyngeal tonsillitis (tonsillitis) becomes the cause of the development of infectious and inflammatory diseases of the heart, joints, kidneys, nervous system. Therefore, doctors of any specialty say that it is almost impossible to cure a patient with diseases of internal organs without sanation of the foci of infection in the body. In some cases, the patient is diagnosed with asymptomatic chronic tonsillitis, whose treatment at home should be carried out persistently and consistently, in strict accordance with the doctor's recommendations.
Chronic tonsillitis - how to make a program of treatment
Very often when there is pain in the throat,fever, general malaise, the patient independently takes some medications and does not suspect that acute infection has asymptomatically passed into chronic tonsillitis. Treatment of a house with an unnecessarily short course of antibiotics, failure to comply with bed rest, premature termination of therapy in general leads to the fact that the causative agent of the disease - hemolytic streptococcus acquires resistance to antibacterial agents, which causes complications. The appointment of antibiotics without taking into account the sensitivity of microorganisms and the state of the patient's body leads to the fact that complications from the internal organs develop even at the first exacerbation of the focus of chronic infection.
Often treatment of tonsillitis at home in generalis limited only to a single intake of antipyretic drugs, and a day after the normalization of body temperature, even without waiting for a full recovery, a person returns to the team and becomes a hotbed of infection. In fact, this disease refers precisely to those rare types of pathological processes in the body, which can not be cured without a reasonable combination of local procedures and systemic therapy, including the rational administration of antibiotics.
However, only a doctor after a personal inspectionthe patient can diagnose - chronic tonsillitis. Treatment at home, regardless of the severity of the patient's condition, should provide for immediate appointment of bed rest, rational dietary changes (use of a diet with mechanical and chemical protection of the pharyngeal tonsils) and the administration of local and systemic drug therapy.
Antibiotics - an indispensable component of the treatment regimen
When appointing a doctor is mandatoryconsiders that the cause of the development of exacerbation of the focus of infection is the weakening of the body's immune system. Therefore, chronic tonsillitis, whose home treatment is successful with compliance with medical prescriptions in 90% of patients, prescribes the administration of antibacterial drugs, preferably after determining the sensitivity of the microflora of throat to them, as well as the means stimulating the activity of the immune system.
Antibiotics in the vast majority of casesappoint a sufficiently long course and continue taking the drugs even after the apparent improvement in the patient's condition, and only the doctor can decide - how to inject the drug, inside or in the form of injections. In addition, in those cases when a patient is diagnosed with chronic tonsillitis, home treatment necessarily provides for the local use of antimicrobial agents. The use of rinses with solutions of antiseptics, the use of aerosols with antimicrobial and analgesic effect, lubrication of inflamed tonsils with Lugol solution, iodinol, chlorhexidine are shown.
In each case of chronicThe tonsillitis physician selects an individual program for the treatment of exacerbations and sanation of the focus of the infection, including, in the presence of indications, recommends surgical treatment.