Tonsillitis/ Recurrent Laryngeal Infections
Laryngitis is the infection of larynx. The larynx is at the top of the trachea (windpipe) at the front of your throat and contains vocal cords. Sometimes referred to croup, there can be many causes. It can be acute as inflammation can block the upper airway. It is caused by a virus in most cases though bacterial cause is rare.
- Inspiratory wheeze or rasping sound
- Hoarse voice
- Barking cough
In conventional treatment oral and nebulizer steroids are used. Both acute and chronic laryngitis is effectively treated under homeopathy. Top homeopathic medicines for laryngitis are: Argentum Met, Causticum, Phosphorus, Drosera and Carbo Veg. No homeopathic medication should be used without consulting a certified homeopath.
It is also called inflammation of tonsils of the two oval shaped pads of tissue at the back of the throat. It is usually caused by a viral infection, but can be also due to bacteria.
- Sore throat
- Swallowing difficulty
- Tender lymph nodes
Treatment ranges from home care remedies to surgical removal. Homeopaths always insist on saving the tonsils as the removal renders the body more prone to infections. Homeopathic remedies Baryta Carb, Belladonna, Mercurius are very effective in treating tonsil infections in children. While Baryta Carb tops in treating children who develop inflamed and enlarged tonsils with every throat infection or viral infection.
Tonsillitis caused by strep bacteria that is not treated with antibiotics may result in complications, such as ear and sinus infections or pockets of infection outside the tonsils (peritonsillar abscess). More serious complications, such as rheumatic fever.
Frequently Asked Qustions
Can you catch tonsillitis from someone?
This means you can get it from someone else who has it. Sneezing and coughing can pass the tonsillitis-causing virus or bacteria from one person to the next. To protect yourself from catching tonsillitis or prevent passing it to somebody else: Wash your hands well and often.
Is tonsillitis contagious?
Most acute infections of the tonsils are due to viruses or bacteria and usually is contagious by direct person-to-person contact. Tonsillitis caused by a virus infection usually is contagious for about 7-10 days. Bacterial tonsillitis can remain contagious for about two weeks.