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Tonsillitis Symptoms in Babies

Occurrence of Tonsillitis in Babies

Tonsillitis occurs more often in babies and only at rare cases in adults. Tonsillitis in babies should be noted in earlier stages itself and proper treatments should be taken. It is difficult for the Doctor to make the babies to open their mouth and examine for the occurrence of tonsillitis. Hence the Doctor will predict tonsillitis based on the symptoms found in the babies. The presence of simply sore throat may also indicate occurrence of tonsillitis. Also, the infants will no be able to communicate about their feels and hurts, so the Doctor and parents must keenly note their changes in behavior.

The infection at the tonsils causes problems while swallowing, breathing and sleeping. The cheese like formations and foul smelling ensure the presence of tonsillitis which will make it to be swollen and sore further.

Tonsillitis Symptoms in Babies

The tonsillitis symptoms in babies will vary depending on the infection agents like bacteria and virus. Normal symptoms will be running nose and aches in the body when infected by a virus like flu virus. On the other hand, if the baby is affected from bacterial tonsillitis, then skin rashes and flushed faces can be seen. The general symptoms that are found at both cases are as follows.

1.Enlarged tonsils. Rawness and redness in tonsils.

2.Swollen throat and this swelling can cause changes in the voice.

3.Tonsils will have yellowish or ray white patches or coating on them.

4.A lump like feeling in the throat will be felt by the baby.

5.Swallowing will be uncomfortable and painful. Hence the child will refuse to eat and cry.

6.Headache, earache and fever will occur in the child.

7.Fussiness and tiredness will make the child to be inactive.

8.Swollen and tender areas can be found at the sides of the childs neck.

9.Stomach upset, abdominal (belly) pain and vomiting or throwing up would occur.

10.Badness in the breath can be felt from the child.

11.While sleeping, the baby will snore more and also will breathe using mouth.

12.Drooling will happen at certain times.

13.Persistent sore throat will be there and the baby will cry for unknown reasons.

14.Coughing will be more and the baby will be tired always.

15.Vomiting and constipation might be there in certain cases.

16.A furry tongue can be noticed in the child sometimes.

17.Difficulty of opening the mouth can happen.

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