Is it just a change of weather or Tonsillitis?
Does your child often complaint of sore throat and difficulty in swallowing? Despite your best efforts, the flare-ups happen during weather changes. What do you do in such a condition? Do you give your little one ‘a dose of antibiotic’ assuming that the sore throat is just a ‘seasonal infection – a common cold or flu symptom’?
What happens after that? Does your child gets recovered completely and never gets the infection again?
In most of the cases, children experience several bouts of strep throat and get repeated infections on weather changes. This is because those recurring episodes of throat infection happen due to a condition called tonsillitis, especially in children.
A study conducted found that most parents are surprisingly unaware of tonsillitis. A throat infection that can be caused either by a bacterium or a virus, tonsillitis is often mistaken to be a cough or the flu. This is mainly because most tonsillitis symptoms are similar to that of a common cold. However, the infection does not go away as easily and can often lead to hospitalization if left untreated.
Therefore, if your child gets throat pain or swelling that persists for more than two or three days, do head to the doctor without further delay for tonsillitis treatment.
Tonsillitis – in a nutshell
The tonsils are two masses of lymph tissue at the back of your throat. They act as filters and prevent any germs from entering the respiratory tract. Your tonsils also produce antibodies to help fight throat infection. Sometimes, the tonsils get infected. Bacterial and viral infections cause the tonsils to swell up and this condition is known as tonsillitis.
Surprisingly, it has been found that 15-30 percent of children with sore throat get tonsil infection. Acute tonsillitis is commonly seen in children between the ages of 5 and 15 years during winter and summer season.
It commonly affects children because they come in close contact with others at school and play, exposing them to a variety of viruses and bacteria. This makes them particularly vulnerable to germs that cause tonsillitis.
If left untreated, tonsillitis can become chronic and may cause complications like difficulty in breathing, obstructive sleep apnea (disrupted breathing during sleep), ear and sinus infections, or peritonsillar abscess (an infection that results in a collection of pus behind a tonsil).
So, what can you do about tonsillitis? Is there any safe and effective treatment for tonsillitis?
The most favorite victims of tonsillitis are children. As parents, it is natural for you to get stressed about the treatment you should take for your child.
There are conventional medications available to treat tonsil infection but they do come with a host of side-effects such as loss of appetite and digestive troubles. However, there is safe treatment available for tonsil infection.
Homeopathy helps treat tonsil infection naturally without the need for surgery. An important fact about homeopathic remedies for tonsillitis is that they are free from side-effects.
Homeopathic treatment for tonsillitis helps reduce the frequency of attacks, provides relief from the symptoms and throat pain and helps bring the condition under control for life. The treatment focuses on strengthening your child’s natural immune system to fight infection on its own.
In one of the research studies conducted on 107 patients of acute tonsillitis, all the cases were treated with homeopathic medicines and no antibiotics were used. In as less as two and a half days after starting tonsillitis treatment, a significant reduction in the symptoms of acute tonsillitis was seen in the patients. No side-effects were reported at all in any of the cases. This study thus concluded that acute tonsillitis can be successfully and safely treated with homeopathy.
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