Childrens tonsils are old and inflamed. Can we cut them all in one piece?

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 Childrens tonsils are old and inflamed. Can we cut them all in one piece?


Its said that the tonsil is a barrier to protect the baby, but why does it bring so many risks to the baby? Ms. Zhou was confused. Before she was 4 years old, Xiaoya seldom had tonsillitis. After she was 4 years old, she had once or twice a year to go to the hospital because of tonsillitis.

Tonsil can produce lymphocytes and antibodies, so as to achieve the effect of anti bacteria and anti-virus. When bacteria and viruses invade, they are ready to fight against the invaders. So it can be said that tonsil is the door of respiratory tract and the first line of defense for virus to invade respiratory tract. Hu binya said that although tonsil can block bacteria and viruses, its immunity is limited. When the number of pathogenic microorganisms inhaled is relatively large and the virulence is relatively strong, or when the resistance of children is weakened due to fatigue, cold and other reasons, the pathogens lurking in the tonsillar fossa will rapidly multiply, causing tonsillitis, causing the symptoms of swelling, pain, suppuration and so on.

Tonsillitis is more common in school-age children, and Xiaoya is in the high incidence period of tonsillitis. Hu binya introduced that childrens tonsils before the age of 1 are not fully developed, so children before the age of 1 have little chance of tonsillitis. After 1 year old, the tonsil began to increase gradually, peaked at 4-10 years old, and gradually degenerated at 14-15 years old.

Tonsillitis can be seen clinically as acute tonsillitis and chronic tonsillitis. Hu binya reminded that acute tonsillitis is often accompanied by a certain degree of acute inflammation of the pharyngeal mucosa and pharyngeal lymph tissue. The main symptoms are acute onset and pharyngeal pain. At the same time, it may also be accompanied by chills, fever, headache and other symptoms. Babies with chronic tonsillitis usually have dry pharynx, a sense of blockage, thick secretions, bad breath and other manifestations. If they have repeated attacks, they may also cause chronic nephritis, arthritis, rheumatic heart disease and other diseases.

In addition, parents should pay attention to the fact that when they suffer from tonsillitis, the size of the tonsil does not represent the severity of the inflammation. Do not ignore the treatment if the tonsil is slightly swollen. Once the child feels unwell, he should be sent to a doctor immediately.

Can cut off tonsil cause immunity to drop?

When 7-year-old Sisi was diagnosed with tonsillitis in the hospital, doctors prescribed antibiotics such as penicillin and cephalosporin. According to Sisis parents, antibiotics have a great impact on childrens health, so its better not to eat them. Sisi is always strong, so try to make a bag of Isatis first.

Sisis parents didnt expect that, that night, Sisis inflammation intensified and she had a high fever.

Some parents think that as long as antibiotics are used, they will get immediate results. Some parents regard antibiotics as poison . In the face of illness, drugs cannot be characterized because of inherent prejudice. Hu binya reminded parents that when children suffer from tonsillitis, the correct way is to go to the hospital ENT department for treatment, and medication should strictly follow the doctors orders.

The child appears tonsillitis repeatedly, should tonsillitis be cut all at once? To this end, Zhang mengping, chief physician of Otolaryngology Head and neck surgery in Hunan childrens Hospital, introduced that if the child has the following three situations, the tonsil may be laid off: first, the tonsil is inflamed every year, with an average of more than 7 times a year, or more than 5 times a year for more than two consecutive years, or more than 3 times a year for more than three consecutive years; second, because of tonsil hypertrophy and shadow Ring children sleep at night, snoring, suffocating or even affecting the beauty value; third, there has been a kidney, heart, joints and other important organs of chronic tonsillitis.

Tonsillectomy will not affect childrens vocal cords, and will not affect childrens immunity, so parents need not worry about it. Zhang mengping said.

But not all patients can operate immediately. Hu binya pointed out that the operation should not be carried out temporarily in the following circumstances: when the child has an acute tonsillitis attack; the childs white blood cell count is particularly low; the child has serious systemic diseases such as active tuberculosis, rheumatic fever, nephritis, rheumatic heart disease, arthritis, etc., and the condition is not stable; the child belongs to hematopoiesis system disease and coagulation mechanism disorder. Because at this time, the operation will aggravate the childs condition and even cause serious complications. In addition, if the incidence of immunoglobulin deficiency or autoimmune disease is high in the family members of the children, tonsillectomy should also be careful.

The tonsils of the bodyguard

How to protect the tonsil and let the bodyguard play its due role? Hu binya said that it is important to cultivate childrens healthy daily habits. Balanced nutrition and enough rest can help improve childrens resistance.

Prevention of tonsillitis is essential. Hu binya reminded that parents should pay attention to let their children exercise more and take part in outdoor activities to strengthen their physique; remind their children to pay attention to oral health and gargle after meals; ensure their childrens diet is balanced and nutritious, and eat more fruits and vegetables. Dont give your child spicy and irritant food, and dont develop the habit of being picky and partial to snacks; drink more water for your child on weekdays; when your child has rhinitis, sinusitis, pharyngitis or a cold, actively treat it; pay attention to the weather change, add clothes reasonably to your child, prevent cold and keep warm, and maintain indoor and outdoor air circulation and temperature difference, so as to avoid frequent illness of your child.

To avoid acute tonsillitis turning into chronic tonsillitis, let the tonsil play a role in helping children to block bacteria and viruses. Hu binya said that if children suffer from tonsillitis, parents should pay attention to their childrens rest, diet and warmth, both in the process of disease and in the recovery period after the disease. On the basis of timely medical treatment, children can drink more water and use more salt water to rinse their mouths. If your child has ear pain during tonsillitis, be alert.

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