As a child, Sneha had suffered several bouts of strep throat and had repeated infections of tonsillitis. Her parents consulted multiple doctors and the majority of them advised surgery, few have prescribed medicines which she took for a long period of time. In spite of taking medications, every 6-7 weeks, she was getting recurring episodes of tonsils infection.
Every cold drink or change of weather would trigger throat congestion leading to severely inflamed and swollen tonsils. The tonsils were enlarged as a result of frequent infections. It made her life miserable. It affected her studies big time as she had to take leaves during the episodes of tonsil infection. She couldn’t concentrate much on her studies and enjoy activities like other children of her age group did!
Then how did she manage to get rid of tonsillitis?
Since her parents had already tried conventional treatment for tonsillitis, they were looking for some permanent and effective tonsillitis cure. On the suggestion of a family friend, they consulted a homeopath who prescribed appropriate homeopathic remedies for tonsillitis. In a span of six months, the frequency of tonsil infection reduced significantly. Within a year’s time, Sneha was free of tonsils symptoms.
So, how does homeopathy work for tonsillitis in children?
Homeopathic treatment of tonsillitis targets the root cause of the ailment and reduces the frequency of the disorder. Its aim is to improve the immunity of children and thus provides long-term benefits rather than simply controlling the acute tonsillitis infection. Thus, children suffering from tonsil infection who opt for timely and regular homeopathic treatment have a reduced need for antibiotics or may even be able to avoid the same completely.
Let’s have a look at it on a broad-spectrum.
When antibiotics are used to treat tonsil infection, only bacteria gets killed. Tonsils are evidently our first line of defense. They act as filters, trapping germs that could otherwise enter the airways and cause infection. They also produce antibodies to fight infection. Tonsils can sometimes get inflamed when affected by bacteria or viruses; when they swell and get inflamed, and hence, we get affected from ‘tonsillitis’. Once, a person suffer from a tonsil infection, our entire body cycle leads to a weak or compromised defense system - as the ‘two sacs’ of lymphatic tissue located at the back of the throat are now more ‘open’ to bacterial incursions.
Therefore, the next time you are affected by tonsil infection, you will need a larger dose of antibiotics. This may lead to ‘resistance’ to antibiotics; they may also stop working sooner than later. It is a vicious cycle and you can say a major ‘drawback’ of conventional treatment for tonsillitis. The condition gets worse when tonsillitis becomes recurrent or chronic in nature. In such case, individuals are treated with powerful doses of antibiotics, which kills bacteria, but only on the ‘surface.’ Some may also go down, sneaking in through the weak fortress, or defense. They could, in the process, affect the bronchus and the lungs.
Whereas regular tonsillitis treatment with homeopathic medicines ensures that the patient gets lesser attacks of tonsillitis and even when they do occur, they are not as severe and are easily controlled with proper medication. Another plus point about homeopathy tonsillitis treatment is that it doesn’t have any side-effects and thus is completely safe and non-toxic. For an effective and safe solution to acute, chronic or recurrent tonsillitis, homeopathy is indeed the best.
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.