Tonsillitis is one of the more prevalent disorders in both children and adults. Although tonsillitis may appear harmful, it’s actually relatively easy to treat. We can use natural remedies as well as surgical procedures to deal with this disorder.
In comparison with days past, tonsil patients of today are considered to be relatively more fortunate. In terms of the available treatments and information pertaining to this disorder. There are various treatment options for tonsil stones available today, as opposed to yesteryears where surgically removing the tonsils is the only available treatment method. While adults are generally able to cope with surgery, children are not always so resilient. Surgery is a frightening thing for essentially all children.
The Causes of Tonsillitis
The most common cause of tonsillitis is the inflammation on the tonsils caused by bacteria and viral infection which occurs on the patient’s body. As is well known, tonsils have a very important role in warding off bacteria and viral infections; they are among the body’s first line of defense. They purge incoming harmful substances clean and dispose toxins, making their role vital for our overall health and well-being.
The nose and the mouth are, in a sense, similar; they both function as point of entrance and exit for bacteria, viruses and other types of particles. Although, nasal hairs are present within the nose and do provide some degree of filtration, in most cases however, they don’t really work properly and bacteria, viruses and debris are able to break through. However, the escaped bacteria and viruses will then encounter resistance from the tonsils and white blood cells. This is why tonsils sometimes became swollen suffer mild infection or inflammation; a direct result of white blood cells present on the tonsils.
Many people wonder whether or not tonsillitis is contagious, and the answer is; yes tonsillitis is contagious. Tonsillitis is caused by bacteria and viruses, and by their very nature bacteria and viruses are contagious; they are ‘designed’ to easily transmigrate among people. Other viruses that cause tonsillitis include; Streptococcus Pyogenes, and Epstein-Barr.
Commonly tonsillitis infects children, as they are likely to ignore hygiene so bacteria and viruses will easily thrive inside their bodies. Moreover, the interactions they have with their friends are also a factor that promotes the spread of bacteria and virus among children.
How to Avoid Tonsillitis
If we make an effort to keep our overall health in prime condition and maintain a good oral hygiene, the chances of developing tonsillitis are very unlikely. But as there will always be exceptions to any rule, some people are more prone to tonsillitis than others, so an early detection is imperative. More about how to avoid the tonsil stones can be found here: https://justinetreatment.wordpress.com/2014/06/15/are-tonsil-stones-dangerous-how-to-avoid-them/
The following are some precautionary measures for tonsillitis:
- Use clean water to wash your hands, and you can use also anti-bacterial soap.
- Wash your hands a bit longer. The proper duration for washing hands is about 10 to 15 seconds.
- Keep your distance from sick, or ill-looking friends.
- Use face mask when necessary.
- Make sure the school that your children attend are sanitary and clean.
- Stay away from crowds, in an effort to avoid bacteria or viruses.
- Avoid using shared eating utensils.
Bottom line: Tonsillitis are caused by bacteria and viruses, and the only way for us to defend ourselves from these microorganisms is to maintain a healthy lifestyle and hygiene. Stay healthy everyone.