The tonsils are two lumps of lymph tissue that are distributed on both sides of the throat. These are the first line of defense against the disease. They also produce white blood cells (specifically T cells) that help the body fight the infection. The tonsils protect the human body from microbes and bacteria that reach it. Through the respiratory system, and prevent the entry of these organisms to the human body, and we are exposed to the tonsillitis virus due to these microbes.
There are three Types of tonsillitis virus
There are three main types of tonsillitis virus:
- Acute tonsillitis: the symptoms persist for 3 to 4 days, and do not stay for more than two weeks.
- Frequent tonsillitis: The patient suffers from several episodes of tonsillitis in one year.
- Chronic tonsillitis: The patient suffers from persistent symptoms such as sore throat or the same unpleasant smell or inflammation of the tonsils, is not known why some suffer from frequent infections or chronic tonsils while others do not.
Symptoms of tonsillitis virus
as a result in, Tonsilitis usually affects children between pre-school and adolescence, and the symptoms and symptoms of the patient are different in terms of age, some complain to adults and others suffer from young people, and symptoms are as follows:
Symptoms of tonsillitis virus in adults
- Pain in the throat.
- Redness of the tonsils.
- The appearance of a yellow or white membrane on the tonsils.
- Bleed or loss of sound.
- Blisters and sore throat.
- Acute pains in the ear.
- Headache (headache).
in addition to,
- Difficulty swallowing and difficulty breathing through the mouth.
- Swelling of the glands in the neck or in the area of the jaws.
- A foul smell comes out of the mouth.
- Spasm in the neck.
- Gonorrhea is a result of difficulty swallowing.
- High temperature and chills.
Symptoms of tonsillitis in young people
Symptoms of inflammation in young people include all previous symptoms and also other symptoms such as:
- Abdominal pain.
Causes of tonsillitis
Tonsillitis can occur due to a bacterial or viral infection, but most cases of tonsillitis virus are caused by viruses that attack the body and are treated by tonsils, including viruses:
- Nasal viruses are viruses that cause colds.
- Influenza virus.
- Influenza-like virus: causing laryngitis.
- Intestinal viruses: causing the disease (hand, foot and mouth).
- Food viruses: a common cause of diarrhea.
- German measles virus: the cause of measles.
- Epstein-Barr’s tonsillitis is rare and causes glands.
in addition to, Bacterial tonsillitis usually caused by infection with streptococcal bacteria, with several types of bacteria causing it. There have been several types of serious infections such as diphtheria and rheumatic fever.
Complications of tonsillitis virus
Inflammation and enlargement of the tonsils due to chronic inflammation can lead to several complications, including:
- breathing difficulties.
- Sleep apnea: where tonsillitis causes most cases of the disease.
- Tissue inflammation surrounding the tonsils.
- The abscess should be around the tonsils.
- Complications of bacterial tonsillitis: If a child infected with tonsillitis due to streptococcal bacteria and did not properly treat, it is more susceptible to rare diseases such as rheumatic fever affecting the heart, joints and other tissues in the body, and inflammation of the glomeruli.