Posted on Sep 09, 2007 | Comments 0
Are you suffering with the inflammation of the pharyngeal tonsils?
The inflammation can engage to the other parts of the back of the throat as well as the adenoids and the lingual tonsils.
There are some variants in the tonsillitis. They include acute, recurrent, and chronic tonsillitis.
Viral or bacterial infections and immunologic features can cause tonsillitis and its complications. Almost all children in United States experience at least one episode of tonsillitis in a year.
Children with tonsillitis:
Tonsillitis is a condition which often affects the children, but it is rare in children younger than two years.
Streptococcus species are the main reason for tonsillitis in children between the ages of 5-15 years. The common form of tonsillitis in younger children is viral tonsillitis. Adults are usually affected with the condition called peritonsillar abscess, which is rare in children.
Determining the symptoms based on the type of tonsillitis:
Acute tonsillitis: If you are suffering with this type of infection, you can experience the symptoms like difficulty breathing, fever, tender cervical lymph nodes, sore throat, pain while swallowing, and foul breath.
Swollen tonsils can cause airway obstruction which results in mouth breathing, snoring problem, or sleep apnea symptom. Treating these symptoms can disappear in three to four days and if untreated they can last up to two weeks.
Chronic tonsillitis:Individuals who are affected with this condition can have chronic sore throat, halitosis or bad breath, tonsillitis and tender cervical nodes.
Recurrent tonsillitis: The diagnosis for this is made when you get multiple episodes of acute tonsillitis in a year.
Peritonsillar abscess: People with this type of tonsillitis often experience the symptoms of rigorous throat pain, fever, slobbering, bad breath, trismus, and soft voice quality.
Home cure for your child’s tonsillitis:
Tonsillitis is the indication of a toxic condition of the system and is a continuous source of distress both for child and you. Some of the surgeries for tonsillitis are harmful and suppressive. It won’t help to get rid of any toxins; instead it forces these toxins back into the system.
Removing tonsils through surgery may seem to appear simple. But, this can lead to serious ill-health in later life.
A natural way to treat the disease is to clean the system of toxins through proper dietary and other natural methods. Keep your child isolated in his/her bedroom. You should keep the child’s bedroom well ventilated.
Don’t give solid foods to consume. Encourage your child to drink fluids and juices. If your child refuses to drink the juice then give her fresh juicy fruits such as apple, pineapple, orange, melon, peach, and pears.
If there is no way, he should be given foods which produce or increase acidity. Convince your child to take warm water enema to clean the bowels for the first few days of treatment. Instead, you can also give glycerine suppository.
Apply heating compressor to your child’s throat. It gives relief to the sore throat, reduce swelling and inflammation. Within short period of time your child will feel warm and have soothing effect on the throat.
Gargle the throat with hot water mixed with little salt and lime juice several times in a day. Use milk, mixed with a pinch of turmeric powder and pepper powder. Give this to your child every night for three days. In this way, you can give relief to your child from tonsillitis.