CHRONIC TONSINAL INFECTION

Chronic tonsil infection is a disease that usually starts in childhood and can continue in adulthood. In childhood, especially after the age of 2, infections increase depending on the environment. Frequent infections are seen in communal living areas such as nurseries, as the potential for contamination from the environment increases.

Generally, the nursery process is observed in the first year, and intervention can be considered especially in the tonsils in the follow-ups. In the light of current information, if the frequency of infection is 3 times in the last 3 years, 5 times in the last 2 years, and 7 or more tonsil-focused infections in the last 1 year, this constitutes an indication for an operation. Although the number of infections does not meet these criteria, the physician may still recommend surgery, especially if the size of the tonsils causes eating-drinking, sleep and speech disorders. Especially tonsil surgeries are performed frequently in patients older than 3 years of age, on average, at the age of 6-7 years. Although there is no upper limit in adult patient groups, conditions that may pose a risk in terms of general anesthesia (chronic diseases, bleeding disorders)If so, the procedure is not applied.

Tonsil infections in adult patients may be more noisy. Therefore, intervention can be considered even in infections of 3 or more per year. Although it is more common in the adult patient group, the food residues accumulated in the tonsils recesses form the tonsil stones, which we call magma, and turn into a social problem due to bad smell. Therefore, surgery is rarely considered. It is not possible to clean these stones one by one and they repeat. However, daily mouthwashes may delay their formation. When evaluating tonsil infections, especially group A Beta

Bacteria, which we call Hemolytic Streptococcus, are cultured and examined. Detection of these bacterial infections is important in order to be protected from damage to the heart, joints and kidneys. 10-day penicillin treatment or 5-day azithromycin treatment should be planned, especially in the treatment of culture-grown beta infection. Monthly penicillin injections are used for a certain period of time in cases of potential complications.

Particular attention should be paid to tonsil infections as they can lead to abscesses between neck tissues. The diagnosis should be supported by culture and blood tests. In addition, tumoral diseases that may originate from tonsil tissue can also be seen. Long-lasting wound formations on the tonsil tissue and swelling in the neck area should be carefully examined.

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