Sometimes, due to some bacteria or virus, the tonsils are themselves infected. As a result of this bacterial or viral infection, the tonsils swell and become inflamed. This condition is called Tonsillitis. This condition is very common in children.
Tonsils are a pair of tissues that are present at the back of human throat. Tonsils are very useful as they stop the germs from entering into airways of human being. This avoids the infection of airways. Another function of Tonsils is to fight against infections by producing antibodies.
The major symptoms of tonsillitis include:
Other common symptoms include:
Tonsillitis is infection of tonsils caused by some bacteria or viruses. The common bacteria that causes this condition is called Streptococcus bacteria. Viruses that can cause this condition include Parainfluenza, Epstein-Barr, Adenoviruses, Herpes simplex, Influenza and Enteroviruses.
The physical examination of throat and tonsils is usually enough to diagnose Tonsillitis. But your physician may suggest you to take a throat culture test. This test can identify the bacteria or virus that caused Tonsillitis.
If tonsillitis is mild and caused by a virus, then most of the times it does not require any treatment. It is cured itself within few days.
If tonsillitis is severe and is due to bacteria then there are two methods to treat in Allopathy.
Treatment Using Antibiotics: To cure the bacterial infection, patient is required to take full course of antibiotic medicines. Please note that there are many side effects associated with the use of antibiotic medicines.
Surgery to Remove Tonsils: If condition is not cured by antibiotics OR occurs again and again then surgery is recommended by physicians. In surgery the tonsils are completely removed from human throat. This is a painful and expensive process. Patient now has to live without tonsils for the rest of his life.
Unlike allopathic treatment, Homeopathic medicines are very effective in treating Tonsillitis. The main advantage of homeopathic treatment is that there is no need of painful operations or heavy antibiotic medicines. There are many good medicines to cure tonsillitis but to choose the correct medicine for a patient the symptoms of disease are observed in detail. Also the nature and previous medical history of patient is checked. After all these observations, right medicine is prescribed by an experienced homeopathic doctor.
Usually this condition is cured within few weeks. The best part is that after homeopathic treatment there are very less chances of recurring of tonsillitis.
Here is the list of common homeopathic medicines used to treat tonsillitis:
We have listed these medicines for educational and informational purpose only. You are strongly advised NOT to take any of these medicines on your own. Always consult your homeopathic doctor to get right medicine for your particular condition.