The tonsils are small pieces of tissue in the back of the throat, on the right and left side. They produce antibodies against infection. Frequently, the tonsils enlarge in response to infection in and about the throat area. When they enlarge, this is called hypertrophy of tonsil.
When tonsils get infected , the tonsils become red, painful, and often have pus collected on the surface or inside the crevices of the tonsils. This infected situation is called Tonsillitis,
Many years ago, it was common to remove a child’s tonsils if the tonsils remained enlarged for long periods of time, or if the child had recurrent Tonsillitis.
Function of tonsil—
(1) it is thought that the tonsils serve a necessary function, protecting the child against even more infections,
(2) rare episodes of severe bleeding in the back of the throat (post-operatively after tonsillecomy) makes surgeons more reluctant to do this elective procedure. about the throat area, repeatedly stimulating the tonsils to produce antibodies against various infections.
Ordinarily, the tonsils are small patches of tissue that sit in the back of the throat, with a tonsillar pillar (which looks like a bedpost) on each side of the tonsil.
In tonsillar hypertrophy, the tonsils are very prominent, often bulging forward from the point where the tonsillar pillars sit. The tonsils can be so large that they touch or almost touch each other (“kissing tonsils”).
Symptoms of enlarged (hypertrophied) tonsils, and not necessarily symptoms of Tonsillitis:
1. Mouth-breathing and halitosis (bad breath)
2. Snoring during sleep
3. Episodes during sleep in which the child stops breathing temporarily
4. Decreased appetite and poor weight gain
5. Longstanding fatigue
The most likely cause of Tonsillar hypertrophy is
1. Repeated cases of infection in and
2. Familial tendency
3. Chronic illness
Just because the tonsils are large, this does not necessarily require their surgical removal.
Reasons for surgical removing the tonsils currently are: (1) chronically (longstanding) enlarged tonsils that obstruct swallowing, or (2) chronically enlarged tonsils that obstruct the breathing (especially during sleep).
. Complications of large tonsils:
Tonsillar enlargement can be so large that the tonsils obstruct the airway, and not enough oxygen is passing through the back of the throat into the windpipe (trachea). This makes the child fatigued and short of breath.
Tonsillar enlargement can be so large that the tonsils obstruct solid food when being swallowed. child gag on his or her food during the act of swallowing.
Complications of tonsillectomy surgery:
Severe bleeding in the back of the throat during or after surgery
Severe swelling in the back of the throat during or after surgery
I n my clinic a 13 years old girl have been cured by 9 month , by simple constitutional treatment.