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Chronic Tonsillitis

Bacteria that grow on cellular debris in poorly drained crypts can perpetuate a smoldering inflammation, chronic tonsillitis.

In this condition the palatine tonsils provide a “focus” that can sustain a variety of diseases in other parts of the body (rheumatic fever, glomerulonephritis, iritis, psoriasis, inflammatory heart disease, pustulosis palmaris and plantaris, erythema nodosum).

Symptoms:

Recurrent episodes of pain or

Asymptomatic course.

The most frequent complaints are lethargy, poor appetite, a bad taste in the mouth, and a fetid breath odor.

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