Washing the tonsils - one of the most common and effective methods of prevention of exacerbations of chronic inflammation of the tonsils, which allows you to remove caseous masses (plugs) from the tonsils. The procedure helps to achieve the maximum possible long-term remission of the disease in a particular patient and reduces the risk of recurrence.
Gaps - physiological depressions in the tonsils, which allow a small amount of immune organ, to provide a larger area of interaction of immune tissue with pathogens. In this tissue mature lymphocytes (key protective cells of the body's immune system) provide the necessary, adequate functioning of the immune system of a particular patient. Recall that the tonsils are the only organ in the human body that is in a state of physiological inflammation. In a healthy person, the gaps are self-cleaning.
The main goals that are achieved by washing the lacunae of the tonsils:
It is possible to wash lacunae of tonsils in the absence of such diseases:
Also as a conditional contraindication, doctors consider the patient's increased vomiting reflex. In such a situation, irrigation of the pharynx with a solution of local anesthetic (10% lidocaine) helps to alleviate the condition.
Specialists perform the procedure in different ways:
In preparation for this procedure, you should refrain from eating 2-4 hours before visiting the doctor. This is due to the fact that flushing provokes a gag reflex.
After washing the tonsils are treated with local antiseptics. The course of treatment averages 5-10 procedures. In each case, their number and frequency are determined by the attending otolaryngologist.
Washing the lacunae of the tonsils is a physical effect on the tonsil tissue, so after cleansing, there may be unpleasant sensations and mild pain. You can not eat immediately after the procedure, the first meal no earlier than 30 minutes. To maintain the effect, the patient is recommended to regularly visit an otolaryngologist and undergo treatment 1-2 times a year.
CT scan of the chest, abdomen and retroperitoneal space and pelvic organs (three zones) before and with intravenous enhancement
Endoscopic resection of the middle nasal concha with their bullous change (one side)