Anatoli Silajev Comments 0 13th July 2013

Acute tonsillitis is a widespread, severe infectious disease primarily affecting palatine tonsils. The inflammatory process may involve other areas of the lymphadenoid pharynx and larynx – the lingual, laryngeal and nasopharyngeal tonsils. The infection process can be exogenous (more often) or endogenic (autoinfection).

Infection and tonsillitis

As to infection transmission, tonsillitis can be either airborne or alimentary. Endogenic infection involves the oral cavity or pharynx (chronic inflammation of the palatine tonsils, caries, etc.). Suppurative diseases of the nose and sinus may prompt this kind of infection. Moreover, staphylococci, streptococci (especially haemolytic) and pneumococci usually promote the condition.


There is certainly evidence that tonsillitis may promote quinsy featuring viral aetiology. Among precipitating factors are local and general hypothermia and decreased organism reactivity. Quinsy usually affects children of both school and pre-school age and adults up to thirty-five to forty years of age, especially in autumn and spring. Patients typically run a high temperature, suffer from malaise and feel pain when swallowing. People with tonsillitis also complain of joint pain, headaches, periodic fevers, etc.

Colonic irrigation may ease the symptoms and speed up recovery. Moreover, with regular colonics, you can improve your immune system and become more resistant to the infections mentioned above.