Tonsillitis is an inflammation of the throat glands, which are called the tonsils. The tonsils are a pair of soft tissue masses located at the rear of mouth on each side of the throat. The tonsils are part of the lymphatic system, which helps to fight against the infections. Tonsillitis occurs when bacterial or viral organisms cause inflammation of the tissue. Most of the time, tonsillitis is caused by a viral infection.
Tonsillitis can occur at any age and is a common childhood ailment but Tonsillitis is common, especially in children. The condition can occur occasionally or recur frequently. Tonsillitis is transmitted most commonly from one person to another by social contact such as droplets in the air from sneezing.
Tonsillitis can be caused by either viral or bacterial infection. Most of the time, tonsillitis is caused by a viral infection such as Adenoviruses, Influenza virus, Enteroviruses and Para influenza viruses. Bacterial tonsillitis can be caused by Streptococcus pyogenes, the organism that causes strep throat.
- Pain in Throat
- Red, swollen tonsils sometime with a white or yellow coating on the tonsils
- Hoarseness or loss of voice
- Pain and difficulty with swallowing
- Nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain
- Loss of appetite
- Breathing through the mouth
- Redness in eyes and ear pain
- Jaw and neck tenderness (due to swollen lymph nodes)
Diagnosis of tonsillitis is based on a medical history and a physical examination. Your doctor may use a swab to take a sample from the back of your throat. This sample may be used for a rapid strep test or a throat culture.
In some cases, your doctor may do a blood test to find out what is causing your infection. For example, a blood test can check for mononucleosis. However, if the strep throat lab test is negative, the CBC may be needed to help determine the cause of tonsillitis.
Role of Homeopathy in Tonsillitis and Adenoiditis
Tonsillitis and adenoiditis is a very common health issue in children. Tonsillitis is a big health issue which in some cases disturbs the child and his/ her whole family. When a child gets frequent attacks of tonsillitis and adenoiditis surgery is often advised, but it is not a definite solution to the problem. Homeopathy offers a very safe and effective way to reduce enlarged adenoids and tonsils and can save the little ones from the surgeon’s knife.
So, if you are going to remove the adenoids or tonsils, it is just like removing the guards who often get attacked by infections while safeguarding us, which is not a wise decision.
Homeopathic philosophy has always stood by the view that whenever possible the tonsils and adenoids should be saved as they are an important defense tissues of our body and provide the children with the much-required immunity. Dr Choudhary has a vast experience in treating thousands of cases of tonsillitis and adenoiditis and he strongly suggests homeopathy for tonsillitis and adenoiditis.