Author: Aleksey Shevchenko October 16, 2017 23:39 Category: How to maintain health longer?
Good day, dear readers of Aleksey Shevchenko’s blog “Healthy Lifestyle”. Everyone knows that it is impossible to maintain health without daily oral hygiene. Therefore, we are not too lazy to brush our teeth and floss. But sometimes, especially if a person is sick, this is not enough, and in the thickness of the tonsils a very unpleasant substance, which forms jams, begins to accumulate. In this article I want to talk about how to remove plugs in the throat.
Why do glands form
The tonsil has a complex structure. Smooth-looking lymphoid tissue consists of depressions - follicles.
Interesting fact! The glands have a large surface, the total area is about 300 cm 2. In the follicles, immune processes of self-cleaning from clogged food debris, bacteria, viruses, fungi constantly occur. About 500 species of various microorganisms live in the oral cavity.
But man doesn’t notice anything. That is why the accumulation of white or yellow lumps on the glands does not always mean a disease of acute sore throat, which requires a visit to a doctor and urgent administration of antibiotics.
If a person suffers from chronic tonsillitis, stomatitis, or dental caries, traffic jams on the tonsils often form. Tonsilloliths are formed due to the loose structure of the tonsils or poor oral hygiene.
Sometimes they are encountered by healthy people due to the structural features of the glands. If the holder of large and loose tonsils forgets to brush their teeth in the morning and evening after eating, pieces of food get stuck in the follicles. Bacteria emitting a putrefactive smell immediately begin to multiply on them.
In this case, you can remove the cork from the tonsils by yourself at home, below are suggested ways to do it. Such deposits on the glands are impregnated with various substances or calcium salts. Therefore, the color is yellowish, white or brown.
The sizes of accumulations are also different. On average, the value ranges from a few millimeters to 1.5 cm. In extremely rare cases, it reaches 4 cm and weighs 42 grams.
Do tonsillolitis always remove
If the lumps are not associated with a sore throat, while the temperature is normal and you feel normal, then cleaning your tonsils from traffic jams at home will not be needed at all. But you can stop the formation of tonsillolitis by observing oral hygiene:
- In the morning and in the evening after eating, you need to regularly clean the inner and outer surfaces of the teeth.
- The brush does not clean the gaps between them, so you need to use a thread.
- After lunch or every snack, rinse your mouth with a ready-made disinfectant or just saline.
Regular adherence to oral hygiene will prevent the formation of congestion on the tonsils, relieve bad breath.
Traffic jams in the tonsils may not have symptoms, but can cause bad breath and pain when eating.
A large plug visible on the surface of the tonsil.
Small cork removed (on the finger).
The formation of purulent plugs begins in the gaps, where white blood cells and neutrophils come to grips with pathogenic, pyogenic microbes. In the gaps of the gaps accumulates desquamated epithelium, leukocytes, microbes and their decomposition products, protein masses and mucus. So pus is formed. At the onset of the disease, pus is poured onto the surface of the tonsils. But soon the pus condenses and takes the form of films that are easily removed with a spatula.
Caseous plugs are separate yellowish formations that are located in the mouths of gaps. Their composition is identical to that of pus. Due to the deposition of minerals (including calcium salts), the purulent areas become denser.
Often not required if the cork does not cause unpleasant symptoms. Even in healthy people, there may be traffic jams in the tonsils. Due to the ability of the tonsils to self-purify, treatment is not required.
To treat or not to treat?
If a person suffers from chronic tonsillitis (the features of this disease are described here) or a number of other diseases of the teeth and mucous membranes of the oral cavity, purulent plugs (or, as they are called by doctors, tonsillolitis) appear almost always. But from time to time this phenomenon can also be encountered by an absolutely healthy person. This is due to the structure of the tonsils.
The accumulation of unpleasant white lumps on the surface and in the thickness of the tonsils is not always a symptom of a serious illness requiring potent medication or surgery. Quite often, this occurs with insufficient oral hygiene.
For example, a person does not forget to brush his teeth in the morning and in the evening, but this is not enough. Tonsils can be very large and loose (which in itself is one of the normal options) - in this case, after each meal, microscopic pieces of food will get stuck in them, which will very quickly lead to the formation of large jams that emit a foul odor.
Such formations are removed very easily, but it is even easier to prevent their occurrence. To do this, do not forget to carefully rinse your mouth and throat after each meal, using ordinary boiled water. In addition, if during the day there is a feeling that the oral cavity has lost freshness, then before you grab onto the chewing gum (which also does not hurt), you must again gargle.
Why do tonsillolitis need to be removed?
If tosillolites reach large sizes, they need to be disposed of, there are good reasons for this:
- Deposits on the tonsils is a potential source of infection in the tonsil itself with the development of severe bacterial tonsillitis. In addition, pathogens can spread to neighboring organs - ears, paranasal sinuses, larynx, trachea or bronchi.
- Traffic jams, consisting of bacteria and their degradation products, cause putrid breath.
- Accumulation leads to an increase in tonsils, which makes it difficult to breathe and swallow food.
To get rid of pustules, you can apply treatment at home with rinsing.
Attention! If the plugs cannot be removed by washing, the best option is to consult an otolaryngologist. The doctor cleans the follicles using a conventional syringe or special equipment with rinsing with disinfectants. Such treatment will provide a lasting result.
How to remove rinses
First, you can use an easy and safe way to remove tonsillolitis by rinsing. For this, various disinfectant solutions are used:
- Preparing a solution of hydrogen peroxide 3% at the rate of 1 tbsp. l per 100 ml of warm boiled water. The oxygen bubbles released during the rinse wash off the deposits on the tonsils. The procedure is carried out 3 times a day. After the procedure, the oral cavity is washed with plain water.
- A solution of Chlorophyllipt and Chlorhexidine is used in its pure form 5-6 times a day.
- Soda-salt solution is prepared in a proportion of 1 tsp. sodium chloride and sodium bicarbonate in 1 cup of water. 5 drops of iodine are added to the resulting mixture. Rinsing can be done 6-8 times a day.
- A solution of Furacilin is prepared in a proportion of 2 crushed tablets per glass of hot water. Rinse is done 8 times a day, holding a warm solution in the mouth for 5 minutes.
Disposal of plugs with improvised means
If you decide to cleanse your throat with tools yourself, you need to know how to clean tonsils from corks at home and not harm your health. It is safest to use sterile cotton buds. Otherwise, an infection can be introduced during the procedure.
Attention! You can’t try to get rid of traffic jams by pressing on the tonsils with a hard spatula. A lump of pus is easily squeezed in with unpredictable consequences. In addition, the lymphoid tissue of the glands is easily injured, which will further exacerbate the situation.
In addition, it should be noted that the tool in the oral cavity becomes slippery. During the procedure, spasm of the pharynx and swallowing of the instrument may occur. Therefore, care must be taken.
How to remove jams from tonsils independently - step-by-step actions:
- In good light, inspect the tonsils, determining the location of tonsillolitis. To get a better look at them, push your tongue forward and utter the sound ahhhh.
- Dip a cotton swab into a disinfectant solution of Chlorhexidine or Chlorophyllipt.
- Gently pushing the tissue adjacent to the cork, pry off the lump and remove from the tonsils. Important! For the next manipulation, take a new wand.
- After the procedure, rinse your mouth with a disinfectant solution.
The accumulating saliva must be spat out, and then rinse your mouth. Another important point - you can not put pressure on the cork itself. Otherwise, you can drive the lump deep into the tonsils, which will lead to the formation of an abscess.
Why are tonsils needed?
Let's dig a little deeper, and first find out what the palatine tonsils are and what role they play in the body. There are two palatine tonsils in humans. They are located on both sides of the pharynx. Outwardly, these small formations look like almond nuts. This similarity was noticed in ancient times, whence came the name of the organ - tonsils.
Many are surprised when they hear that the palatine tonsils are an organ of the immune system. Yes this is true. And where there is immunity, there is protection. Hence, the main function of the glands is protective. But what and from whom do they protect?
Tonsils are made up of lymphoid tissue, in which cells of the immune system mature - white blood cells. The surface of the glands is penetrated by a winding system of channels - gaps and crypts. It is in the field of lacunae that leukocytes come to the surface. When an infection gets into the oral cavity from the outside, the first people it meets on the way are our glands.
When the enemy agent comes in contact with the surface of the tonsil, enhanced production of leukocytes begins, which are sent to fight pathogens. In parallel, information about the penetration of infection is transmitted to all organs of the immune system - this is a kind of sos signal, signaling an invasion.
The oral cavity of each of us is inhabited by various microorganisms. When they penetrate the thickness of a healthy tonsil, white blood cells surround them and destroy them. The dead infection, together with dead white blood cells, is removed from the gaps of the glands, and is swallowed together with saliva. For humans, this process is completely invisible. This is how the self-cleaning function of healthy palatine tonsils works.
It would seem that here you can put an end. But! All of the above applies to the work of healthy glands. When infected with dangerous pathogens, for example, streptococcus or staphylococcus, the coordinated work of the tonsils fails ...
What can not be done
White abscesses on the tonsils appear with follicular tonsillitis. The disease is accompanied by fever, sore throat when swallowing. Bacterial inflammation can only be treated with antibiotics.
The local effect on the tonsils consists only in rinsing, lubrication with Iodinol. No other types of mechanical action are carried out. This is fraught with the spread of bacteria throughout the body until sepsis.
Important! If you see purulent formations in the throat at a high temperature, consult a doctor immediately.
How do tonsillitis plugs occur?
When the tonsils come in contact with streptococcus, an acute inflammatory process is launched in it - acute tonsillitis, or tonsillitis. As a response to the actions of the pathogen, increased production of leukocytes begins in the glands, blood vessels expand, swelling of the tonsil tissue occurs. Thus, the self-cleaning system malfunctions - dead bacteria and leukocytes cannot leave the inflamed tonsil. But they are also not able to dissolve by themselves. Ultimately, all this streptococcal-leukocyte mass is compressed, and purulent plugs are formed. At this stage, the patient must already sit in the office of the ENT doctor and receive the necessary recommendations and treatment appointments.
If the patient ignores the visit to the doctor, is treated incorrectly or is not treated at all, the acute process will inevitably turn into a chronic one. Bacterial microflora is not completely destroyed - in the gaps of the tonsils there remains a certain percentage of pathogens. Tonsils continue to produce white blood cells to fight them.
Pus is not removed anywhere, and plugs form and harden. Another name for traffic jams is caseous detritus. This process often proceeds covertly. But the white plugs appearing on the surface of the glands indicate that the tonsils are inflamed and cannot fully protect the body. The inflamed gland itself is a source of infection. This condition is called chronic tonsillitis.
Chronic tonsillitis factors
The reasons for the development of chronic inflammation of the tonsils and, accordingly, the formation of plugs in them are many:
- untreated angina (the patient completed the course of therapy ahead of time),
- improper treatment of sore throat,
- inflammation of the nose and paranasal sinuses, switched to the tonsils,
- chronic diseases of the nose and paranasal sinuses,
- damage to the tissues of the glands with infection in them,
- dental diseases (e.g. caries),
- reduced immunity.
- also the development of chronic tonsillitis contribute to bad habits, stress, malnutrition.
Symptoms of chronic tonsillitis
The presence of plugs in the tonsils is the most obvious sign of a chronic disease. Moreover, these purulent clusters exude an unpleasant odor that cannot be hidden from others. It is this reason that often leads the patient to an otorhinolaryngologist. In addition to traffic jams, a patient with chronic tonsillitis complains of:
- pain in the throat,
- constant feeling of a lump in the throat or the presence of a foreign body,
- increased body temperature - the temperature for a long time keeps at around 37.5 °:
- frequent sore throats,
- constant weakness and fatigue.
Any chronic disease proceeds in two stages - the stage of rest (remission), when the symptoms of the disease subside, and the stage of exacerbation, when the symptoms are especially pronounced. It is impossible to expect that the disease will pass itself over time. Prolonged inflammation of the tonsils leads to the spread of infection throughout the body and the development of complications in the heart, joints and kidneys. Therefore, to the question: “To treat or not to treat chronic tonsillitis”, the unequivocal answer is: “To treat!”
How to get rid of traffic jams in tonsils?
Competent and effective therapy of chronic tonsillitis, which for a long time makes the patient forget about unpleasant symptoms, should be carried out comprehensively. You can’t just drink antibiotics and consider the therapy finished. Comprehensive treatment of chronic tonsillitis includes taking medications prescribed by the ENT doctor, a course of physiotherapeutic procedures that accelerate the healing process, as well as washing the palatine tonsils from traffic jams.
Some patients ignore gland washing in the clinic. On the one hand, of course, it’s easier to take a spoon and try to squeeze pus out of the tonsils yourself. But such a procedure, at least, is ineffective, because it does not allow you to remove purulent plugs from deep areas, and at the very least it is dangerous: gland tissues are very thin and it is very easy to injure them. Yes, and it is extremely difficult to maintain the necessary level of sterility at home - you can aggravate the situation by introducing an infection into the tonsils.
Of course, it is better not to bring to this chronic condition, and if any inflammation and unpleasant symptoms appear in the throat, you should immediately consult an otorhinolaryngologist to prescribe a competent treatment.
It is much easier to treat the disease at an early stage than to suffer from complications all my life. Be healthy, and if necessary, consult a doctor on time! Published by econet.ru.
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How to permanently get rid of traffic jams with an irrigator
The best way to eliminate congestion in the tonsils is to treat at home with an irrigator. The miniature device operates with a jet of water. The nozzle of the device is installed opposite the plug. Water is supplied until a cork pops out.
It should be noted that inflamed tonsils can be damaged by a stream of water and blood can go. It should be used only in cases when the tonsils are in a normal state and there is no soreness.
After removal of each tonsillolitis, the throat is thoroughly washed with a disinfectant.
You can try to remove the cork yourself if you are sure that they are not associated with acute inflammation of the glands. When removing with a stick, precautions must be taken so as not to drive the cork into the soft lymphoid tissue.
In order not to harm your own health, use a rinse or irrigator for this purpose.