Tonsillectomy - when to carry out the operation?

August 30, 2009

  • Tonsillectomy - when to carry out the operation?
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   Tonsils are composed of a special fabric that fights infection. Many other organs in the throat and other parts of the body containing the tissue, and therefore without tonsils body can fight infections. If you frequently suffer from inflammation of the tonsils (tonsillitis, colloquially sore throat), your doctor may recommend removal of the tonsils.

 Tonsillectomy - when to carry out the operation?


Surgery to remove the tonsils (tonsillectomy) is performed under general anesthesia.

The surgeon removes the tonsils and stop the bleeding. For this purpose the diathermy (tissue heating using electric current) which stops bleeding, affecting blood vessels.

Due to general anesthesia, you will not feel anything during the operation. If you will soon begin to eat and drink normally, and there are signs of infection, you will be discharged from the hospital within a few days.

 Tonsillectomy - when to carry out the operation?

Are there alternatives?

There is no such drugs, which could prevent the occurrence of tonsillitis. Antibiotics can help cure tonsillitis. But if you have the disease occurs frequently, antibiotics may stop working.

Thus, removal of the tonsils - the only way that guarantees that will not be repeated tonsillitis.

 Tonsillectomy - when to carry out the operation?

Before surgery

Quit smoking, if you smoke, and try to lose weight if you are overweight. If you have blood pressure problems, heart or lung, consult a physician to verify that all these problems are under control. Find out in the hospital, can you take birth control How to take the pill: carefully read the instructions  How to take the pill: carefully read the instructions
   pills or hormone replacement therapy.

Find someone who can drive you to the hospital, take home and look after you after the surgery.

If you are regularly taking any medications, take them with you to the hospital. Before the surgery, you will pass all necessary tests to determine whether you are ready for surgery.

If you are taking aspirin, tell your doctor. You will need to stop taking it for a week before surgery. The fact that aspirin thins the blood and may cause bleeding. Be sure to tell your doctor and nurses if you have allergies to certain medications.

You will be told of the need for procedures and asked to sign a consent form for the operation. Before signing the document, make sure you have received all the necessary information about the upcoming surgery, possible complications, and so on. Do not hesitate to ask questions.

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   less than a week before the scheduled surgery, please notify the hospital. In most cases, the operation will be delayed until then, until you get better.

 Tonsillectomy - when to carry out the operation?

After the operation - in a hospital

You may be given an oxygen mask for a few hours, if you have heart problems, respiratory, if you smoke or are overweight.

At first you will feel the pain in my throat, and it will be difficult to move the jaw. It is also possible slight pain in the ears. You will be given painkillers. If the pain gets worse, you have to increase the dose.

Because general anesthesia you may feel somewhat awkward and lethargy for about twenty-four hours. Medical staff will take care of you during this period.

It is very important as soon as possible after surgery to start eating and chew solid food. First meal after the surgery can be soft ice cream, because it relieves pain in the throat. But then the better to eat solid foods, it speeds up healing. If you only drink, the chance of bleeding or infection will be higher.

Before discharge from the hospital, you may be given a second examination by an otolaryngologist after a while.

 Tonsillectomy - when to carry out the operation?

After the operation - at home

If you have a sore throat lasts, take painkillers every six hours.

House is also important to eat solid food. But the first time you should avoid crumbs, flakes and similar products with sharp edges.

You will be able to return to work within ten days after the operation.

 Tonsillectomy - when to carry out the operation?

Possible complications

As with any operation with general anesthesia, there is a small risk of complications. But if you follow all the recommendations of the doctors, the probability of almost zero.

In 2-3% of cases may be bleeding a few hours after surgery. The doctor will be able to stop the bleeding, pressing a special operation to place a sponge.

If the bleeding start in a few days after discharge from the hospital, you will need to again call for medical help.

There is a small risk of infection. If the pain in the throat increases, there is a headache Headache: Causes and Complications  Headache: Causes and Complications
   or the temperature rises, it may indicate an infection. In this case, you should consult a doctor who will prescribe antibiotics Antibiotics - whether they will help you in the foreseeable future?  Antibiotics - whether they will help you in the foreseeable future?

If you have any questions, consult your doctor.

Protargol for children - against doctors?

December 18, 2011

 Protargolum children
 Today, many are arguing about whether it is possible to apply Protargolum to treat children. At the same time the audience is divided into two irreconcilable camps: the "pros" and "cons" of using protargola for the treatment of children. And the truth, as has long been noted, is somewhere in the middle.

 Protargol for children - against doctors?

Why do parents have a different opinion about protargola

As we know, children often appear cold. And often they are the result of respiratory viral infections are often the result of "breakthrough" of the immune defense, which normally does not allow to live permanently in the nasopharynx bacteria to penetrate the body. Such a "breakthrough" is possible in the case if the child had a cold or have experienced some stress How to beat stress? Create an oasis  How to beat stress? Create an oasis
   (very strong or very strong, but long). In all these cases reduced the body's defenses and opportunistic pathogens, constantly living in the nasopharynx, penetrate its deeper layers, multiply rapidly and cause disease.

Sometimes the child often gets cold and the mother already knows from personal experience that it is best in this case to help protargola drops. Just two or three days, and there is no common cold. This is true, but only if the runny nose is of bacterial origin. If the cause of the disease virus, the child's condition improves (Protargolum has anti-inflammatory and astringent), but the position of seven days the child will still have otbolet. And sometimes, when expressed against the backdrop catarrhal symptoms of respiratory viral infections Protargolum may not act. Hence, such different opinions about this drug.

 Protargol for children - against doctors?

Pediatricians against?

It also has objective reasons. Preparations silver purulent inflammation of the surface treated with another ancient physicians. Thus, the use of silver preparations is mentioned in the writings of Avicenna. He first described the phenomenon argyrosis - accumulation in the skin, mucous membranes and internal organs of silver in the form of local or general discoloration of the skin. Nevertheless, not yet been invented sulfa drugs and antibiotics Antibiotics - whether they will help you in the foreseeable future?  Antibiotics - whether they will help you in the foreseeable future?
 , Silver products are widely used for the treatment of purulent wounds, rinsing of the urinary tract and the lubrication of the mucous membrane of the nasopharynx.

With the advent of in our lives more efficient use of medicines preparations of silver plummeted. But in the sixties of the last century, interest in the preparations of silver again broke out in the United States. However, many people make their own "silver" water, and the company produced dietary supplements with silver, the amount of which exceeds the permitted limit, and touting them as a cure for all ills. As a result, the number of cases has increased dramatically argyrosis and in the late nineties preparations of silver in the US were banned. In our country too, similar effects were observed, but they were not given much importance. Today, in many countries Protargolum prohibited use in children up to five or six years, we also do not have this limitation.

 Protargol for children - against doctors?

So appoint Protargolum children or not?

This issue is solved by the doctor. Many pediatricians and otolaryngologists continue to prescribe it, but it is clearly defined by the dosage and the duration of his course. With this approach to the treatment of children argyrosis they do not happen.

But some doctors have categorically denied the possibility of appointing protargola Protargol - Pharmacy survivor  Protargol - Pharmacy survivor
   children, considering it outdated medication and prescribe more effective means. This position may also be correct if the drugs are assigned correctly.

Do protargola of "horror stories" of course, it is not necessary, this drug does not deserve this, but to apply it without a prescription, often long courses or at high doses for children is really not worth it.

 Protargol for children - against doctors?

How to assign Protargolum children

Protargol children prescribed in the form of a one- or two-percent solution. Depending on where you use it, or buried in the nose (in the eye), or lubricate the mucous membrane of the throat. For the treatment of acute rhinitis used a two-percent solution protargola throughout the disease is usually not more than a week. For the treatment of chronic rhinitis and adenoiditis Protargolum appointed for a longer period of time, usually for a period of about two weeks.

Purulent conjunctivitis can also be treated using protargola, but only on prescription.

 Protargol for children - against doctors?

And if the child will drink a bottle protargola?

If ingestion of a large amount of protargola (and it may well happen if it is left in an accessible place for the child) may occur burn the mucous membrane of the esophagus and stomach. This first appear nausea and pain in the course of the esophagus, and then vomiting. Vomit may be white because the resulting silver chloride in the stomach, the light they darken.

First aid in case of poisoning - gastric lavage two percent sodium chloride solution (solution made from the calculation - a teaspoon of common salt in a glass of water). This solution needs active silver ions into silver chloride nonabsorbable. After washing the inside of activated charcoal Activated carbon - old but indispensable  Activated carbon - old but indispensable

Galina Romanenko

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