Tonsils are small organs situated at the back of our tongue. These organs help in filtering out harmful bacteria and viruses that might infect our body if they are granted entry. Tonsils also work as a protective shield over the lungs, therefore are a very important part of our body’s respiratory system. Tonsils also produce a protein known as an antibody that helps the body counter harmful germs trying to enter our body.
When the tonsils end up getting infected, they start to swell up and turn red. This condition is known as tonsillitis. The good news is that tonsillitis is rarely life-threatening and it is not contagious. Tonsillitis symptoms and list of sufferings that follow however can prove to be both frustrating and painful.
Effects and Symptoms
The upsetting fact about tonsillitis is that even though it can affect adults, it is more common among children. A child affected by tonsillitis has to face a hard time dealing with it. This is why medical intervention is needed.
Tonsillitis can either reoccur in a few episodes over the year or might turn acute and persist for longer if not treated.
Check out the following tonsillitis symptoms to understand it better.
The most common symptoms of tonsillitis include:
- Pain when swallowing food or liquid
- A sore Throat
- Swollen tonsils with pus in them
- Red tonsils
- Swallowing is difficult
- Neck and ear pain
- Difficulty falling asleep
- Sudden Chills
- Lymph glands near the neck are swollen
Other symptoms may include:
- Pain in the stomach
- Vomiting and nausea
- A sudden change in voice
- Stinky breath
- Difficulty when trying to open mouth
Treatment of Tonsillitis
Tonsillitis is very much curable with the help of medication and surgery. If tonsillitis in a child gets very severe, doctors sometimes proceed to remove the organs. This process is known as tonsillectomy. Being a surgery on its own, it can be considered harsh especially when being performed on a child and just as in the case with any other surgery, it does flag open possibilities of other complications popping up.
Did you know with the help of homeopathy, you can cure your child’s tonsillitis even without having to go under the knife?
Homeopathy has been held up high globally for being a gentle and holistic approach to treating tonsillitis and various other medical conditions.
Homeopathic remedies are natural and free of side effects. These medicines not only help treat tonsillitis but also help fortify the child’s immune system so it will be able to effectively fight off tonsil infections in the future.
Dr Batra’s Clinic’s homeopathic treatment of tonsillitis is regarded as one of the best options when it comes to treating tonsillitis gently but effectively.