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Tonsillitis is the infection of the tonsils, tonsils are two lymph nodes present at the back of your throat. Tonsils stops germs entering your airways and secure your body from infections. Tonsils act as defence mechanism, they produce white blood cells to fight against infections. In tonsillitis tonsils get infected by bacteria or virus and they become swollen and inflamed. Tonsillitis is mostly seen in children and teenagers. Children going to school come in contact with various bacteria and viruses and this makes them vulnerable to tonsillitis. Tonsillitis can be contagious and spread from person to another person. Tonsillitis is easily diagnosed within 10 days. Sore throat and fever are the common symptoms of tonsillitis.

Symptoms of tonsillitis :

Main symptom of tonsillitis is swelling in the tonsils, which leads to blockage of the airways. Children feel difficulty in breathing and breathe through their mouth. Common symptoms of tonsillitis include

  • Sore throat
  • High fever
  • Coughing
  • Feeling sick and tired
  • Swollen and painfull lymph glands
  • Headache and ear pain
  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Breathing through mouth
  • Vomiting and nausea
  • Chills
  • Change in the voice.

What causes tonsillitis?

Bacteria and viruses are the most common cause of tonsillitis. Some common causes of tonsillitis are

  • Influenza virus(flu virus)
  • Streptococcus pyogenes bacteria
  • Epstein barr virus
  • Enteroviruses
  • Rhinoviruses
  • Rubeola virus (measles virus)
  • Adenovirus.

In some cases sinusitis and high fever can also cause tonsillitis.

How to identify it?

People suffering with high fever, have difficulty in breathing, chills, difficulty in swallowing food may have tonsillitis and needs to consult a doctor. Doctors by physical examination may perform a throat swab test with a cotton swab, inspect the exterior throat for enlarged lymph glands. With early and proper treatment tonsillitis can be treated easily. Doctors prescribe antibiotics if the tonsillitis is due to bacterial infection.
Some simple tips can help to get relief from pain and discomfort. Following are some simple tips to avoid discomfort and pain
Gargling with warm salt water helps to treat discomfort
Drinking plenty of fluids helps throat from drying out
Get lots of rest
Eat smooth foods to avoid difficulty swallowing.
By following good hygiene habits, we can help to treat infections spreading. By washing hands frequently, using a tissue while coughing or sneezing, avoid sharing accessories and bottles. We can stop infections spreading.

Homeopathy for tonsillitis :

Homeopathy offers many safe remedies to treat tonsillitis. Homeopathy aims to provide safe and side effects free treatment to boost our immune system. Homeopathy follow the procedure to treatment the tonsillitis safely. Homeopathy aims to improve body’s immune system to fight infections. Homeopathy to treat tonsillitis is belladonna, hepar sulph, cantharis, kali muriaticum, lycopodium.

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