Tonsil enlargement that resulted from infection is mainly treated with oral antibiotics. The only thing you need to be careful of is that big tonsils could block your air passage while you sleep.
What are swollen tonsils or enlarged tonsils.
Normal big tonsils. Sometimes the tonsils may swell and the crypts can. The tonsils palatine tonsils are a pair of soft tissue masses located at the rear of the throat pharynx. Each tonsil is composed of tissue similar to lymph nodes covered by pink mucosa like.
The primary task performed by the tonsils is to stop the viruses and bacteria from entering through the mouth. If your tonsils are causing you problems they may have to be removed. They give your immune system an early idea of what your body is ingesting by mouth.
Zero means youve had them removed 1 means theyre barely visible 2 means theyre normal 3 means theyre large and just about touching that thing that hangs down at the back of your throat called the uvula and 4 means theyre ginormous. Tonsils help in countering lung and throat infections by producing antibodies known as proteins which kill all the germs. Distinguishing developmentally normal large tonsils from those that are infected or otherwise troubled is an important skill especially in parents whose children are between the ages of 2 and 5 years.
However when tonsils become enlarged in adults or children they can be the cause of certain health conditions. Tonsils appear as two masses which can be seen in the back of your mouth by seeing your reflection in the mirror. The purpose of tonsils is to prevent bacteria and viruses from entering the body through the nose or mouth.
Some people have large tonsils and some people have small tonsils. However these holes at the back of the throat can trap bacteria and become blocked with food particles mucus. The aim of treatment in enlarged tonsils is reducing its size back to normal to facilitate proper airway passages and breathing while preventing further medical complications.
Well to help you in your quest for normalcy ive uploaded a few tonsils pictures that i consider to be pretty normal other pages on the site have photos of tonsils in various states ranging from tonsillitis to tonsil stones to strep throat to post tonsillectomy. If you think there may be a problem look for tonsil redness a white or yellow coating or blisters on the throat. Holes in the tonsils or tonsillar crypts are a normal part of a persons anatomy.
Holes in the tonsils are a normal part of your anatomy. You may want to contact a sleep clinic to do an overnight there and they can tell you if you stop breathing inyour sleep at all. Tonsils are two round lumps that are located in the back of the throat.
Tonsils are graded on a scale from 0 to 4.