Adenoids and Tonsils

What are Tonsils and Adenoids?

Tonsils are lumps of soft tissue that are present on both sides at the back of mouth. Their size may vary from person to person. You can normally see tonsils by opening your mouth wide and looking at the mirror.

Adenoids are made of similar tissues as tonsils and are present high in the throat behind the nose& hang from upper part of the mouth. You can’t see adenoids in mirror but your doctor can see it using special instruments.

Both Tonsils and Adenoids are part of the immune system that prevent bacteria & viruses from entering the body through mouth or nose. But at times, they themselves get infected causing a lot of trouble for the person. 

What problems affect Tonsils and Adenoids?

A number of problems affect Tonsils and Adenoids, namely:

What is tonsillitis and its symptoms?

Tonsillitis is an infection of the tonsils. The various symptoms may include:

What are enlarged Tonsils& Adenoids and their symptoms?

When Tonsils and Adenoids become enlarged, it becomes difficult for a person to breathe. In fact, breathing during sleep is also disturbed. Various symptoms of enlarged Tonsils and Adenoids are:

How can diseases of Tonsils and Adenoids be treated?

Initially, your doctor would recommend antibiotics treatment for Tonsils and Adenoids diseases. But in severe cases, surgery is suggested to remove Tonsils and Adenoids.

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