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    Summer sore throat or tonsillitis – Dr. Komarovsky spoke about the difference and methods of treatment

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    With a sore throat, some self-diagnose a sore throat and start taking antibiotics, which is wrong. Evgeny Komarovsky advises to harden the throat with cold food

    In most cases, a sore throat is caused by chronic tonsillitis, and not a sore throat: it is useful to eat ice cream and other cold foods / Photo: Collage: Today, freepik.com

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    In most cases, a sore throat is caused by chronic tonsillitis, and not a sore throat: that is, not an acute inflammatory process in the tonsils. What to do if your throat often hurts – answered Evgeny Komarovsky on his instagram.

    Tonsillitis – inflammation of the tonsils, it can be acute or chronic, caused by viruses, bacteria or other pathogens. These two conditions are often confused and, at the slightest pain in the throat, it is believed that an adult or a child has a sore throat and start taking antibiotics.

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    But antibiotic treatment is required specifically for bacterial sore throat – an acute inflammatory process, with high fever and purulent discharge from the tonsils, caused mainly by β-hemolytic streptococcus. And the treatment in this case is prescribed by a doctor.

    Antibiotic treatment is required precisely for bacterial tonsillitis - an acute inflammatory process, with high fever and purulent discharge

    Antibiotic treatment is required precisely for bacterial tonsillitis – an acute inflammatory process, with high fever and purulent discharge / Photo: Depositphotos

    Most people have a relapse of chronic tonsillitis: inflammation periodically occurs in the tonsils, but this does not mean that there is a constant focus of bacterial infection. It’s just that even the smallest viral infection or hypothermia of the tonsils react with an inflammatory process.

    Of great importance in the development of chronic tonsillitis is the inherited factor, that is, if dad and mom often get sick with it, then the child will have the same problem. How to treat angina and tonsillitis?

    Tonsils should be removed only if chronic tonsillitis greatly negatively affects the quality of your life, says the candidate of medical sciences, that is, if the problem is hereditary, relapse occurs 4-5 times a year, even with the slightest hypothermia or eating cold food.

    And cold water and food are just the main method of preventing and treating throat problems, Evgeny Komarovsky notes. Exactly improvement of local blood circulation in the tonsilswhich is achieved by regular cold drinking or the same ice cream, helps both in the treatment of chronic tonsillitis and in its prevention.

    If you are not used to this, then now, in the summer, it’s time to start eating ice cream regularly, drinking cold drinks, etc., says Dr. Komarovsky, the main thing is not to stop doing this if you feel discomfort, you will soon get used to it.

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    Source: Segodnya

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