Sore throat? Fever? Your child could have Tonsillitis
Does your little one have a sore throat, fever, bad breath, or difficulty swallowing? She may have tonsillitis.
Tonsillitis is an infection of the tonsils, which are glands on either side of the back of your throat. The tonsils are part of your immune system, which protects and helps your body to fight against infections.
Tonsillitis is very common and can occur at any age. It is most common in children and young adults. It is mostly caused by a virus and is often preceded by a cold (a runny nose, cough, and sore eyes). Fewer cases (about one in seven) are caused by bacteria. The most common type of bacteria involved is streptococcus (also known as ‘strep’ throat).
How can you tell if your child has tonsil infection?
Here are a few symptoms of tonsillitis –
- Throat pain
- Tenderness in the throat
- A recurring dry cough
- Difficulty in swallowing food
- Fever and chills
- A constant dull headache
- Difficulty in breathing
- Loss of appetite
- Nausea and vomiting
- Blisters on the inside of the throat
- Bad breath
- Excessive salivation
- Constant fatigue
Looking at these tonsil symptoms , many parents mistakenly assume that throat pain and swelling is a normal cough and flu infection. At times, they even opt for over-the-counter medicines (self medicate) instead of visiting a doctor for real check-up. Only when the child gets repeated infections of similar type, they seek medical help and come to know that their child has tonsil infection.
How is tonsillitis diagnosed?
Tonsillitis is diagnosed with the help of a throat swab test. This test determines whether the tonsil infection is bacterial or viral. While it is hard to distinguish between the two types of infection, viral tonsillitis is normally accompanied by fever and a runny nose. A bacterial tonsillitis infection is accompanied by pain in the ears and spots on the throat. However, these are general symptoms and each child requires individual testing to determine the best course of tonsillitis treatment.
Is there any way to treat tonsillitis safely in case of children?
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 tonsillitis infection naturally without the need for surgery.
An important fact about homeopathic remedies for tonsillitis is that they are free from side-effects. This makes parents comfortable in choosing homeopathy for tonsillitis treatment in young children.
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 the child’s natural immune system to fight infection on its own. This approach is holistic in nature and leads to better prognosis in the long run.
Natural and non-invasive, homeopathy is your best bet to help your child wave a permanent goodbye to the painful condition of tonsillitis.