Tonsils or almonds are lymph glands that are placed on both sides of the throat and is thought to participate in protecting the body against various micro-organisms, function which reduces with growth of the child.
Almonds are often infected by different organisms such as Streptococcus, influence and Moraxela hemofilius katarralis, virosis infections associated mainly with upper respiratory virosis or common flu. In some people, tonsils can become infected several times a year turning into a hearth infection. Despite antibiotic treatment used in cases, when they become chronic the only treatment is to remove them. Removing tonsils is done to prevent complications they cause in distance such as kidney infections, touching the joints from arthritis and heart infections. Removing them is mandatory when:
- they are infected 5-6 times a year with temperatures that goes around 38.5-39 degrees
- severe pain throat and muscle pain
- distance complications
- complexity of their surrounding abscesse