OverviewInflammation of the tonsils is called tonsillitis. Tonsillitis can be viral and bacterial. Angina is called inflammation of the tonsils, usually a bacterial etiology. This disease has a number of complications and therefore requires mandatory treatment under the supervision of a therapist. There are bluetongue Angina, when there is only redness of the tonsils and pus forms (lacunar and follicular). Catarrhal Angina is less common.
The causes of the diseaseAngina is caused by the bacterium Streptococcus (more than 90% of cases) or staphylococci (less than 10%). The source of infection may be a patient or carrier. Infection, often going airborne, but it is also possible alimentary transmission, for example, using the same dish. Therefore, if a family member is ill, it should be to isolate and identify them with your personal dishes at the time of the disease.
Symptoms of angina- A sharp and severe sore throat, worse on swallowing;
- High body temperature (39-40 degrees);
- General weakness, headache;
- Swollen lymph nodes, which are palpated under the lower jaw close to the neck.
Children (especially young) is also characterized by symptoms such as refusal to eat, drooling, pain in the ears.
In lacunar tonsillitis tonsils enlarged in size, red, covered with white bloom, with increased follicular, red, covered with pale yellow bubbles, like grains of rice.