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Natural Cure For Tonsillitis By Jennifer Watts

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Acute tonsillitis is a very common condition in children. Clinically it is characterized by acute sore throat and fever. It is usually part of an URTI and mostly viral in origin. On examination, the tonsils are usually enlarged and erythematous. Treatment is mainly symptomatic. Isolated follicular tonsillitis is less common and is frequently due to streptococcal infection. On examination, the tonsils are usually slightly enlarged with a rough surface. The roughness is due to the presence of numerous follicles. Treatment should include an antibiotic. Exudative tonsillitis is much less common and usually means a more severe infection. A blood sample must be taken from the patient for haematological evaluation to exclude infectious mononucleosis. If an antibiotic is needed as in patients with hyperpyrexia, ampicillin should be avoided. Membranous tonsillitis is extremely rare but potentially serious. In a developing country, one must think of diphtheria. In a developed country, a...

Complications And Prognosis

Most patients with infectious mononucleosis have the triad of fever, lymphadenopathy, and pharyngitis. The most common complication is swollen tonsils with obstructed FIGURE 1 Photograph of a patient with mononucleosis shows obstructive tonsillitis. FIGURE 1 Photograph of a patient with mononucleosis shows obstructive tonsillitis. Symptoms such as fever and sore throat usually lessen within two to three weeks. Fatigue, enlarged lymph nodes, and swollen spleen may last weeks longer. Most signs and symptoms ease within a few weeks, although two to three months may elapse before patients feel completely normal (4).

Clinical Manifestations

After an incubation of two to four days, colonizing toxigenic diphtheria strains produce toxin locally with initiation of the signs and symptoms of disease (5). In nasal disease, typically seen in infants, the illness appears similar to the common cold but then progresses to a serosanguinous and mucopurulent rhinitis. Excoriation of the nares and upper lip and a white septal pseudomembrane may be seen. Spread of the disease to the pharynx occurs next, causing a sore throat, tonsillitis, low-grade temperature and a white to gray pseudomembrane extending from the tonsils to the posterior pharyngeal pillars and nasopharynx, the most common site for clinical diphtheria. Hoarseness and a barking cough accompany the progression of disease. Laryngeal diphtheria most often develops as an extension of pharyngeal involvement, although occasionally it may be an isolated manifestation of diphtheria. As toxin production continues, there is profound malaise, weakness, cervical lymphadenitis, soft...

Perioperative Management

Tonsillectomies and ventilating tubes are considered low-risk procedures. High-risk procedures include intra-abdominal and neurological surgery. The incidence of perioperative events for tonsillectomy and for myringotomy tube insertion were 0 and 2.9 , respectively, compared with 16 for cesarean section (18). History of several acute pain crises within the last year and or ACS appears to be among the most significant findings of perioperative risk. Patients with end-organ damage (e.g., lung, kidney, etc.) would also be at a higher risk for complications (12). The adage an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure is especially true in the perioperative management of these patients. Interestingly, there is mixed evidence regarding the efficacy of various treatments for prevention of sickle cell events. Prophylactic blood transfusion to prevent sickle cell events was once popular however, evidence-based reviews of the literature did not support this practice. The current...

Surveys of Sick Individuals about their Use of OTC Healthcare Products

In a random-digit-dialing survey of 1505 adults, 77 of those who reported an illness in the past six months had self-treated with an OTC medication, in contrast to 43 who said they visited a physician for their illness (Labrie, 2001). Of those reporting headache symptoms, 81 self-treated of those reporting cold, cough, flu, or sore throat symptoms, 72 self-treated. This survey did not determine the time between OTC use and first contact with the healthcare system. However, it did ascertain whether OTC use was an individual's first action after the onset of symptoms. Of the individuals reporting headache symptoms, 54 said their first course of action was to take an OTC medication (34 said their first course of action was to wait and see if the symptoms would go away, and only 4 said their first course of action was to consult a physician). For individuals with cold, cough, flu, and sore throat symptoms, the first course of action was self-treatment with an OTC product in 42 , watchful...

Chronic fatigue syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is often referred to by other names or used interchangeably with similar disorders, such as chronic fatigue and immune dysfunction syndrome (CFIDS), fibromyalgia (FM), myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), Gulf War Syndrome, and chronic Epstein-Barr disease. Recently, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has published epidemiologic figures estimating that approximately 800,000 Americans are affected by CFS. The associated economic loss is estimated in the billions of dollars, due to disability, medical expenses, and loss of wages. CFS is an incompletely understood, yet severely disabling disease of unknown etiology. It is characterized by profound, debilitating fatigue, of greater than 6 months duration that cannot be resolved with rest. Associated symptoms include fever, sore throat, myalgias, lymphadenopathy, sleep disturbance, headaches, neurocognitive difficulties (such as memory and concentration impairment and mental fog''), and symptoms associated with...

Reactive Lymphocytosis In Common Disease States

Lymphocytosis Photo

It is normal for young children between the ages of 1 and 4 to have a relative lymphocytosis. The white cell differential in this age group will show a reversal in the number of lymphocytes to segmented neutrophils from the adult reference range. The lymphocytes, however, will have normal morphology (Fig. 10.11). By far the most common disease entity displaying variation in lymphocytes is infectious mononucleosis. This is viral illness caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), a member of the human herpes virus family, type 4. Although young children may become infected with EBV, the virus has a peak incidence at around 20 years of age. Most adults have been exposed to EBV by midlife, and this is recognized by demonstratable antibody production whether or not they have had an active case of infectious mononucleosis. The virus is found in body fluids, especially saliva, and is frequently passed through exchanges such as kissing, sharing food utensils, or drinking cups. The virus, which...

Auricularia spp Wood Ear Mushroom

The species of Auricularia, commonly known as wood ear mushroom, are morphologically and, above all, texturally quite distinct from other mushrooms. With typical ear like morphology with cartilaginous texture and gelatinous surface, these are liked as well as disliked at the same time by different people. This mushroom is very popular in China and Southeast Asia but does not seem to attract western consumers. It has been reported to possess many medicinal attributes treatment of piles, sore throat, anemia and hypocholesterolemic effect (Quimio et al. 1990 Royse 1997). Out of about 10 recognized species of Auricularia two main commercially cultivated species are A. auricula and A. polytricha, the former is thin and light coloured while the latter is the thicker, longer, hairy, and darker. A. fuscosuccinea is also produced on a limited scale. Thailand and Taiwan are the main producers of this mushroom.

Inflammatory Autoimmune

Behcet's disease (BD) is a rare disorder of unknown etiology that affects mucocutaneous tissues, the eyes, and the genitourinary system. The classic triad of oral aphthous ulcers, uveitis, and genital ulcers is pathognomonic for BD. It may progress to involve the GI, pulmonary, renal, and central nervous systems, as well. Symptoms include malaise, fever, anorexia, and weight loss. Sore throat, dysphagia, and odynophagia are often present at acute presentation. BD is commonly misdiagnosed as pharyngitis or tonsillitis at initial presentation, resulting in a delay in appropriate treatment. Please refer to Chapter 3 for discussion of the epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of BD. Extraesophageal Reflux Disease. The presence of refluxed gastric contents represents a noxious stimulant to the pharyngeal mucosa and is a frequent cause of pharyngitis. Approximately 4 to 10 of patients seen by an otolaryngologist will have extraesophageal reflux...

Clinical Features

A sudden onset of fever, chills, and myalgias heralds the onset of this disease after an incubation period of 2 to 9 days. Sore throat, conjunctivitis, photophobia, and diarrhea may also be present. The patient may exhibit a labile mood. Three to six days into the illness, the hemorrhagic manifestations may erupt. A petechial rash and hemorrhage from most orifices and organ systems can ensue as disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) emerges. The liver may be enlarged and tender. Resolution of the rash may be a sign of recovery. Leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, abnormal LFTs, and abnormal clotting tests will be present. The case fatality rate is between 30 and 50 . Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever. Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever does not occur with primary infection of Dengue Fever. At least four serotypes exist, and infection with a different serotype triggers an immunologic mechanism leading to capillary leakage, bleeding diathesis, and shock. The onset of the...

Asphyxiant Gases

Ical means, as occurs with carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide is the second most common atmospheric pollutant after carbon dioxide. It is produced by incomplete combustion from fires, faulty heating systems, volcanic eruptions, and internal combustion engines, as well as a variety of industrial processes. Carbon monoxide is an odorless, tasteless gas. Early symptoms (headache, sore throat, shortness of breath, and fatigue) can mimic the flu, especially when an entire family is affected from an exposure related to a faulty home heating system. Serious clinical effects such as tachycardia, arrhythmias, angina, and mental status changes can occur when carboxy-hemoglobin concentrations exceed 20 (especially in nonsmokers) and effects are nearly always fatal when carboxyhemoglobin concentrations exceed 60 . Clinical effects may occur at lower concentrations in subjects already suffering from cardiopul-monary diseases. Carbon monoxide toxicity is related to decreased oxygen transport due to...

Heart Sounds

Murmurs are abnormal heart sounds produced by abnormal patterns of blood flow in the heart. Many murmurs are caused by defective heart valves. Defective heart valves may be congenital, or they may occur as a result of rheumatic endocarditis, associated with rheumatic fever. In this disease, the valves become damaged by antibodies made in response to an infection caused by streptococcus bacteria (the same bacteria that produce strep throat). Many people have small defects that produce detectable murmurs but do not seriously compromise the pumping ability of the heart. Larger defects, however, may have dangerous consequences and thus may require surgical correction.


Primary HIV infection is most often asymptomatic. Occasionally, an acute retro-viral syndrome has been identified involving fever, morbilliform rash, acute mononucleosis-like symptoms (sore throat, lymphadenopathy) or sometimes aseptic meningitis. This acute illness occurs 1 to 6 weeks after infection, and seroconversion to positive HIV ELISA may take another 2 to 6 weeks after the acute syndrome. After exposure to HIV infection by the sexual or parenteral route, seroconversion takes place within 3 months, and a negative test at 3 months can be accepted as evidence that HIV infection has not occurred.


Acute glomerulonephritis is the term applied to a wide range of renal disease, in which an immunological mechanism triggers inflammation and proliferation of glomerular tissue. The condition can occur following a streptococcal throat infection and may present as a sudden onset of haematuria

Icd Codes

The International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD) is a standard vocabulary for diagnoses, symptoms, and syndromes (see Chapter 32). ICD has a code for each class of diagnoses, syndromes, and symptoms that it covers. For example, the ICD code 034.0 Streptococcal sore throat includes tonsillitis, pharyngitis, and laryngitis caused by any species of Streptococcus bacteria. There are more than


Acute tonsillitis may sometimes be complicated by abscess formation. Quinsy, which is peritonsillar abscess, commonly follows inadequately treated acute tonsillitis. Patients with quinsy typically present with fever and progressive sore throat that becomes localized to one side. Some degree of trismus will be present due to irritation of the pterigoid muscles by the abscess. Examination will reveal a unilateral tonsillar swelling with red-hot mucosa. The diagnosis is confirmed when pus is obtained by fine needle aspiration (FNA). The pus should be sent for microbiological work-up. The treatment should consist of high-dose intravenous penicillin and I&D of the abscess. It is important that the site of the abscess is well localized by FNA, as the carotid artery may be pushed forward by the abscess and be injured by during I&D of the abscess. The response to treatment is usually prompt. If progress is slow, the cause has to be determined. Additional anaerobic cover should be added or the...

Acute supraglottitis

(Hib) and affect almost exclusively paediatric patients. However with universal vaccination against Hib in developed countries, supraglottitis-affecting adults have increasingly been reported in the recent literature. In children, the condition usually presents with airway obstruction. Adult patients usually present with sudden severe sore throat. Respiratory distress may occasionally be the presenting symptoms. Children suspected to have the condition should be taken to the operation theatre immediately for direct laryngoscopy under general anaesthesia. Both the anaesthetist and the surgeon should be experienced to deal with the paediatric airway. If the diagnosis is confirmed, endotracheal intubation should be performed and the patient be observed in the intensive care unit. In adult patients without respiratory distress, the diagnosis should be confirmed by mirror examination or flexible laryngoscopy. Carefully performed, these examinations will not precipitate airway obstruction....


Mononucleosis is caused by an infection with the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), a DNA virus in the Herpes virus family. It typically presents with fever, sore throat, malaise, lymphadeno-pathy, and hepatosplenomegaly. It is estimated that 90 of adults have serologic evidence of prior EBV infection. Diagnosis is confirmed by the clinical picture, characteristic hematologic changes, and immunologic findings. Hematologic changes include atypical lymphocytosis of peripheral monocyte cells. Immunologic findings are an elevated heterophil antibody test, the most specific test used for mononucleosis. The heterophile antibody is an IgM antibody produced by infected B lymphocytes. It is not directed against EBV infected cells but rather is a result of the viral transformation of the B cell into a plasmacytoid state induced by the virus. It is present in 90 of cases by the third week of infection. Immunofluorescence techniques are also available to detect antibodies to EBV (50).


The adverse event profile associated with r-metHuSCF was first defined in two small phase 1 clinical trials investigating its utility in patients with cancer receiving chemotherapy (29,30). When administered to 17 patients with nonsmall-cell lung cancer in incremental doses of 10, 25, and 50 pg kg d before the administration of chemotherapy, a specific pattern of adverse events emerged. At the lowest dose level, adverse events were limited to the injection site. At dose levels 10 pg kg d, adverse events occurred as multisystem systemic reactions. Dose-related mild-to-moderate reactions occurred in all patients at all dose levels and included edema, urticaria, erythema, and pruritus. These reactions, mild to severe, as well as angioedema and der-matographia, occurred at distant cutaneous sites. Cough, throat tightness, sore throat, dyspepsia, and hypotension were transient and did not result in patient withdrawal from the study (29). In another phase 1 trial of identical design, rHuSCF...

Infection Viral

Adenovirus is the most common cause of viral pharyngitis. It is a double-stranded DNA virus. Serotypes 3,4, and 7 are frequently associated with viral pharyngitis. It is transmitted by either respiratory droplets or direct contact. School-aged children are most commonly affected. The classic presentation includes fever, sore throat, coryza, and red eyes. Adenovirus is cytolytic to the epithelial cells it invades and induces a localized inflammatory response in the surrounding tissues. Nasopharyngeal swabs can be obtained for viral cultures and a negative monospot test should be confirmed. It is usually self-limiting and lasts five to seven days. Treatment is supportive. Severe morbidity and mortality are rare and only seen in patients with altered immune function. Complications of adenovirus infection include keratoconjunctivitis (pink eye), acute hemorrhagic cystitis nephritis, and gastroenteritis. Ribavirin has been advocated in several case reports when systemic...


Although neoplasms are not a cause of acute or chronic pharyngitis, tumors arising in the oropharynx often present with signs and symptoms that most commonly indicate an infectious etiology. Patients treated for infectious pharyngitis, who do not improve, warrant further investigation to identify a possible neoplasm. Common presenting symptoms of oropharyngeal cancer include unilateral sore throat, dysphagia, odynophagia, weight loss, and otalgia. On physical exam, an asymmetric pharyngeal mass is the hallmark clinical finding and warrants further investigation (Fig. 4). The mass may be ulcerative, fungating, or mucosal covered and detectable only by palpation. Cervical adenopathy is present with advanced disease that has metastasized to the locoregional lymph nodes. Risk factors for oropharyngeal cancer include tobacco and alcohol abuse. The human papilloma virus has a role in a subset of oropharyngeal tumors.

Dystonia Mortality

Mortality is higher in patients over 50 years of age, those with associated systemic illnesses such as diabetes mellitus or peripheral vascular diseases, and when there is a delay in diagnosis. These infections require a rapid diagnosis, because mortality rates up to 76 have been reported without early intervention (15). Even in the setting of optimal management, the mortality due to NF ranges from 30 to 50 . In the small number of cases described in the literature, patients with a peritonsillar abscess demonstrated a mortality rate of 33 , in comparison with 25 for patients with a predominantly odontogenic cause of CNF (17). The mortality rate for CNF is higher than that of the upper face infection, presumably because of the tendency for it to spread to the mediastinum, chest, and carotid sheath. CNF associated with a peritonsillar abscess is an extremely rare condition. The general condition of patients with CNF deteriorates more rapidly than for other regions, resulting in a higher...