Complications of Untreated Tonsillitis

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Published on April 8, 2016 by HTC Team

Untreated bacterial tonsillitis can have severe complications. It can have adverse effects on kidneys, heart, breathing etc. The complications of untreated tonsillitis and its solutions are are discussed below in brief:

  • Formation of pus and the inflammatory reaction happens when the bacteria attack a particular organ. If this pus gets beyond tonsils, it’ll get accumulated between the wall of the throat and tonsil and this condition is known as the peritonsillar abscess. The pus can cause trouble in breathing and rise in temperature of the body.
  • The only solution this this life-threatening problem is the removal of the pus from that region.
  • Beta-haemolytic streptococcus also affects the tonsils and releases antibodies in the region. This has direct effects on kidney, joints and valves of the heart.
  • In the recent past, the above complications have been rising in children and this leads to dramatic heart diseases. Antibiotics like penicillin have had some positive effects on it and influence of heart diseases has come down with it.

Tonsillitis should be looked upon and be taken care of as it is some streptococcal infection. The swab has to be taken. The evaluation must be done to know if it’s beta-haemolytic streptococcus. This is the only way to overcome from the complications of untreated tonsillitis.

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