Tonsillitis is generally swelling or inflammation of pharyngeal tonsils mostly at the back of the throat. Also, there may be an extension of tonsils inflammations that would include adenoids and lingual tonsils. Tonsils are caused by infections, bacteria and viruses.
Symptoms of tonsils are a sore throat, reluctance to eat or drink due to pain while swallowing food and drinking. However difficult it may be it is important that a tonsil patient should eat properly or else it will lead to malnutrition. Also, drinking enough water is important to avoid dehydration. Swollen tonsils can cause obstruction in one’s sleep causing fatigue, high blood pressure, mood swings, depression, heart attack, strokes, etc.
Tonsillitis is divided into 3 different categories depending on the recurrence of tonsillitis and its duration:
1. Acute tonsillitis: In this symptoms of tonsil lasts from 3 days to 2 weeks.
2. Recurrent tonsillitis: In this kind, there are frequent episodes of tonsillitis in a year.
3. Chronic tonsillitis: In this symptoms occur for more than 2 weeks.
Also in some conditions of tonsils, infections spread to other tissues in head and neck. This condition commonly prevails more in children and adolescents.
Pain control and adequate hydration are very vital that are required in the initial level of treatment. For any kind of tonsil one’s doctor may advice on getting tonsillitis removed. If treatment is not done for tonsillitis it may lead to other health problems like strep throat that can lead to kidney and heart problems. Therefore large size of tonsils can lead to health risks and other complications. After a detailed examination of a patient homoeopathy remedies are selected that is inclusive of patient’s medical history, physical and mental constitution, etc. Homoeopathic treatment is recommended for patients where every cold settles in tonsils leading to chronic enlargement of the glands.