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Dr.Vashisht Biocombination Bio Vas 10 is indicated for inflamed tonsils, follicular tonsillitis, painful with white coating or greyish white patches on tongue or tonsils, bad breath with loss or lowered appetite. Fever with backache or pain in extremities.
Tonsillitis types and treatment options
Tonsillitis is the inflammation of the tonsils, which are two small, oval-shaped masses of lymphoid tissue located at the back of the throat. There are two main types of tonsillitis based on the cause: viral tonsillitis and bacterial tonsillitis.
- Viral Tonsillitis:
- Cause: Viral tonsillitis is the most common type and is usually caused by viruses such as the common cold viruses (rhinovirus, adenovirus), influenza viruses, Epstein-Barr virus (causing infectious mononucleosis), and others.
- Symptoms: Sore throat, difficulty swallowing, red and swollen tonsils, fever, headache, cough, runny nose, and general malaise.
- Treatment: Viral tonsillitis typically resolves on its own within a week. Treatment focuses on symptom management and supportive care:
- Rest and plenty of fluids.
- Over-the-counter pain relievers (acetaminophen, ibuprofen) for pain and fever.
- Throat lozenges or sprays for soothing the throat.
- Gargling with warm saltwater to reduce inflammation.
- Honey mixed in warm tea for throat soothing (not suitable for children under 1 year due to the risk of botulism).
- Avoiding irritants like smoking and secondhand smoke.
- Bacterial Tonsillitis:
- Cause: Bacterial tonsillitis is caused by bacteria, most commonly Group A Streptococcus (Streptococcus pyogenes), which can lead to strep throat.
- Symptoms: Symptoms are similar to viral tonsillitis but may be more severe. Additionally, bacterial tonsillitis can sometimes cause white or yellow patches or spots on the tonsils, swollen lymph nodes in the neck, and stomach pain.
- Treatment: Bacterial tonsillitis requires treatment with antibiotics to prevent complications and to reduce the risk of spreading the infection to others. Common antibiotics used include penicillin, amoxicillin, and erythromycin. It's essential to complete the full course of antibiotics as prescribed by a healthcare professional.
In some cases, tonsillitis may be recurrent or chronic, leading to more frequent infections or ongoing inflammation. In these situations, a doctor may recommend further evaluation and consider options like:
- Tonsillectomy: Surgical removal of the tonsils may be recommended for individuals with recurrent, chronic, or severe tonsillitis. This is typically considered when the tonsils significantly affect the quality of life or when complications arise.
- Adenoidectomy: In some cases, the adenoids (lymphoid tissue located at the back of the nasal cavity) may also be removed along with tonsillectomy, especially if they are frequently infected or enlarged.
Always consult a healthcare professional for proper diagnosis and appropriate treatment options tailored to your specific condition. Self-diagnosis and self-medication are not recommended, especially when it comes to antibiotics, as improper use can lead to antibiotic resistance and other complications.
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Adults 4 Tablets, Children 2 Tablets, or as directed by the Physician.