Inflammation of the tonsils is a “provocation” to the immune system

  The oropharynx is where we eat and breathe, and as such, the tonsils “live” a rich microbiome. When subjected to external stimuli such as climate, environment, diet, or when the body’s own immunity is weak, common bacterial and viral infections of the tonsils will occur. In order to show “sense of presence” and “provoke” the whole body immunity, tonsils are often inflamed during the following periods:
   when the temperature drops during autumn and winter, bacteria and viruses will preferentially find tonsils and induce an immune response. Once the onslaught is too fierce, the epithelial defense function of the tonsil will be weakened, the secretion function of the gland will be reduced, and bacteria and viruses will grow wildly, causing inflammation.
   In the period of low immunity, the inflammation of the tonsils will be induced by factors such as dampness, fatigue, malnutrition, colds, etc. The body’s own resistance is poor, which will also lead to repeated inflammations of the tonsils.
   Tonsils help the body fight bacteria until the age of 6 to 7. As we grow older, the ability of tonsils to resist bacteria will be replaced by other immune organs such as bone marrow, thymus, and immune cells, and the body will no longer rely on tonsils.
   Should tonsils be cut? If it is viral tonsillitis, rest and drink plenty of water after antipyretic and pain relief treatment can heal itself; if it is bacterial tonsillitis, antibiotic treatment is required.
   If acute tonsillitis recurs, it will become chronic. The tonsils will not only lose their original immune function, but may also harbor bacteria and viruses. If left untreated, the inflammation recurs and can lead to fibrosis of the tonsils.
   Bacteria multiply in the crypts of glands and become lesions. In the event of exposure to cold and dampness, decreased immunity, endocrine disorders, and autonomic nervous system disorders, inflammation will spread to surrounding tissues and spread to other organs through the blood.
   What needs to be reminded is that the tonsils are the first line of defense against bacteria, and it is not a one-and-done thing to cut them off. Pay attention to follow-up observations.