Tonsillitis refers to inflammation of the tonsils, two oval-shaped tissue pads located at the back of the throat bilaterally (one tonsil on each side). Tonsillitis can affect people of any age. But it mostly affects the children of the age group between pre-school and teenage children. It usually subsides by itself after a few days.
Occasionally adenoids are also swollen along with the tonsils. Mostly viruses cause tonsillitis but bacterial infections like strep throat too can cause tonsillitis
Signs and Symptoms –
- Severe sore throat
- Swollen and red tonsils
- Difficulty in swallowing
- White or yellow coating on the tonsils
- Swelling of glands in the neck
- Bad breath
There was a time when it was fashionable to go in for tonsillectomy (removal of the tonsils) and the kids too probably just loved it for the lure of ice-cream as it was a common practice to advise patients to eat ice-cream after tonsillectomy. But later doctors realized that tonsils were helpful in maintaining the body’s immunity and the unnecessary removal stopped to a great extent. Now-a-days tonsillectomy is resorted to usually when there is frequent bacterial tonsillitis, is unresponsive to other treatments or when serious complications arise. Surgery for any disease as a rule should generally be resorted to a last resort only in emergencies or life-threatening conditions. The human body is an amazing creation and has an innate ability to heal in most of the cases or it requires very minimal doses of medicine to stimulate the body and help in recovery from any disease. This is precisely what Homeopathy does.
The Homeopathic approach to any disease consists in the treatment of the symptoms and strengthening the immune system by using medicines in ‘nano’doses. There are no specifics for any disease in Homeopathy as permanent and long-lasting treatment is possible only through the constitutional approach. The constitutional diagnosis is arrived at by a thorough case-taking, examination, and diagnosis of the patient.
Commonly used Homeopathic medicines are Aconite, Baryta c., Belladonna, Merc. i. fl., Merc. i. r., Merc. s., Silicea. Among these, Baryta c. and Silicea are especially useful for chronic tonsillitis. 3 Along with the medicines, palliative approaches and preventive measures go a long way in the complete elimination of the problem. One of the main reasons for the prevalence of tonsillitis or many other diseases in children rather than adults can be attributed to the lack of proper bowel habits among children, hygiene, etc.. Proper elimination of stool, urine, and other discharges from the body and a clear mind and clean stomach are the secret to good health. Homeopathy with its magical ‘nano’doses helps in achieving complete health without compromising the basic immunity.
Positive Homeopathy provides affordable and proper treatment for tonsillitis and all other diseases. The approach here is clear-cut and gimmick-free. We want complete and permanent cure for any disease and we won’t rest until this is achieved in the most painless and natural manner.