Tonsillitis is an infection of either viral or bacterial origin that results in inflammation of the tonsils and throat. Tonsils affected by angina lose their ability to fight infection and, on the contrary, can become a risk and a source of infection. There can be many viral and bacterial causes, but the most common cause of angina is an insidious bacterium called streptococci pyogenes. The incubation period of angina from the moment we were exposed to the infection until the full outbreak of the disease is 2-4 days. In some cases even less.
Symptoms of angina are FEVER, fatigue, headache, muscle pain, but especially sore throat, TONSIL SWELLING and related DIFFICULTY SWALLOWING to the inability to swallow solid food, hoarseness, cough, and possibly ear pain. Nausea associated with vomiting may also occur. Symptoms such as nasal congestion, nasal discharge, enlarged and painful lymph nodes, and swollen glands in the front of the neck may also occur. The throat and tonsils are often reddened with tonsillitis, and there are often purulent plugs on the tonsils - white coatings or white spots. Exceptionally, the temperature may not appear at all or, on the contrary, may appear before the sore throat and difficulty in swallowing occur.
Complications can occur with tonsilitis, especially, when untreated. In the case of extensive purulent angina, there may sometimes be a risk of suffocation, usually associated with the transfer of purulent inflammation to the deeper tissues of the pharynx under the tonsils and the formation of a so-called abscess (purulent deposit).
An abscess is a cavity filled with pus, and this complication is accompanied by severe pain and swelling, usually on one side of the throat and submandibular region. From there, the inflammation can spread practically anywhere. In the case of this complication, the bearing must be surgically opened and cleaned. Another, albeit rare, complication of strep throat can be sudden kidney damage. It occurs 7-14 days after the neck symptoms of the disease have subsided. Even rheumatic fever (autoimmune disease) – a disease affecting the heart and joints – can occur very rarely. If the patient wants to minimize the risk of these sterile consequences of streptococcal infection, or to increase the chance of early detection, he can ask the doctor to check the urine and blood after having angina.
Contagiosity an Incubation
Angina is transmitted from infected people by sneezing, coughing and exhaling small infected droplets, which can infect us when we inhale them. It is also possible to get infected by contact with pathogens (disease-causing particles) that have been caught on objects that later come into contact with our bodies (mouth, nose, eyes or other mucous membranes). Between 2.-5. day after such contact with the infection, symptoms appear. If an infected person starts antibiotic treatment, they usually stop being contagious within 24-48 hours of starting antibiotics. On the other hand, if a person is not treated with antibiotics, they can be a carrier of angina for up to two weeks.Read moreLess
Types of Angina
The word angina translates to constrictive pain (from the Latin angere – to squeeze). Classic sore throat is a very common infectious disease in children and adults, although it is sometimes mistaken for the flu. Angina can be caused by viruses just like the flu, but it always means a purulent disease of the tonsils. In the case of a patient who does not have tonsils, in the case of an inflammatory disease in the throat area, we are talking about so-called laryngitis.
From the point of view of the causative agent, angina can be divided into angina of ORIGIN -
- bacterial (most often caused by streptococci)
- viral (caused, for example, by viruses such as Epstein-Barr, influenza virus, herpes simplex and others)
- mycotic, i.e. caused by mycosis or organisms that are close to plants and bacteria in their properties, but are fungi or fungal infections.
The most common cause of classic sore throat is the bacteria streptococcus pyogenes (streptococcus pyogenes), which release a toxin into the blood responsible for the accompanying symptoms. Especially in children, these symptoms are a heat rash, the so-called scarlet fever. So in this case we are talking about SCARLET FEVER..
In terms of symptoms and frequency, we can also talk about three types of angina - acute angina or recurrent acute angina or chronic angina.
Pharyngitis is a streptococcal sore throat accompanied by a rash and other symptoms caused by the toxins produced by the streptococcus pyogenes bacteria.
It occurs mainly in children under the age of 15 and often in smaller epidemics in school groups.
Symptoms and treatment of scarlet fever the same as for common angina, and the rash follows in a short period of time after the symptoms of angina pectoris. Illness in children younger than 3 months and older than 13 years is relatively rare, but not excluded.
The antibiotic of first choice is penicillin, to which streptococcus pyogenes is usually very sensitive, so scarlet fever has not been a feared disease for a long time. Unfortunately, this situation is very likely not final, given that Streptococcus pyogenes is among the bacteria that have been increasing their resistance to antibiotics in recent decades. The consequence is an increasing percentage of not completely cured streptococcal tonsillitis, which are apparently cured, but in fact the streptococcus survives and the sore throat breaks out again at the next opportunity.
The solution to these recurring acute or chronic sore throats can be the removal of the tonsils, the so-called tonsillectomy, which used to be common in the last century, but nowadays modern medicine tries to avoid it, because the arguments about the importance of the tonsils in the neck are getting stronger. Before proceeding with tonsillectomy, we should try to restore the normal condition of the upper respiratory tract by taking care of our tonsils with Streptokill, which has excellent references from patients in this regard.
Streptococcus pyogenes in Latin is group A streptococcus.
Not only streptococcus pyogenes, but also other streptococci are insidious bacteria belonging to the genus cocci, to the group of lactic acid bacteria. When viewed under a microscope, a streptococcus bacteria looks like a bunch of berries. Individual cells can be shaped like balls or eggs. In addition to angina, streptococcal bacteria can be the cause of many other diseases, such as rheumatic fever, streptococcal pneumonia, scarlet fever, otitis media, pneumonia, nephritis and others.
Streptococci are most often found in the mouth, larynx, skin, upper respiratory tract and, in women, also in the vagina and uterus, which of course can be dangerous not only for the carrier, but also for the fetus or newborn.
The source of infection can be not only sick people, but also bacillus carriers, who are not sick themselves, but nevertheless transmit streptococci.
Streptococci are usually treated with antibiotics to which they are sensitive, but unfortunately even streptococci are no exception in terms of the ever-increasing resistance of bacteria to antibiotics (see WHO report). For this reason as well, it is increasingly important to strengthen our own immunity so that it is able to protect us from streptococci and other bacteria.
If we are troubled by frequent streptococcal infections in the throat, then it is possible to choose Streptokill, which has excellent references from patients in this regard, to restore the normal function of the upper respiratory tract.
The tonsils are oval-shaped tissues in the back of the larynx, where, thanks to their lymphocytes and other immune cells, they serve as important filters that capture viruses and bacteria that try to enter our bodies through the mouth or nose. At the same time, the tonsils produce antibodies that help fight against these invaders.
If the bacteria gets attached to the tonsils and is not eliminated by them, it can cause inflammation, i.e. angina.
There are 3 types of tonsils in our bodies.
The two already mentioned THROAT TONSILS located in the back of the larynx, then one located in the back of the nasopharynx, which is called the NASAL TONSILS, and the last are the tonsils in the back of the tongue called the LINGUAL TONSILS.
If you suffer from frequent infections of the tonsils or frequently recurring angina, then it is likely that your attending physician will recommend surgical removal of the tonsils, a so-called tonsillectomy. It is true that severely and chronically devastated tonsils lose their function and act more as a source of infection than its exterminator, but this in no way means that even severely damaged and deformed tonsils cannot be cleaned, healed and their functions restored.
Especially with the use of Streptokill, this mission is very realistically achievable, and as evidenced by many patient experiences, with its responsible use for every inappropriate feeling in the throat, the recovery of heavily damaged tonsils is realistic within a few months. Responsible use refers primarily to immediate application. Streptokill should therefore be carried with you and applied immediately as soon as your throat starts to scratch, even if only slightly. Even if you just have the feeling that something is wrong in your throat, apply Streptokill immediately, because believe that your feelings are mostly correct and there is no point in delaying the application. Even if you make a mistake and use Streptokill on healthy tonsils, you won't do anything wrong.
If we prevent the development of an infection in time, we will give the tonsils room for permanent improvement of their condition and the function for which they are intended. In this way, the tonsils will be cleansed over time and new infections will not only be less frequent on healthier tonsils, but above all they will have a significantly lower chance of surviving and thriving