Tonsillitis in Children: What you need to know
Sore throats happen to children over and over again, despite our best efforts. Most of the time, it’s nothing to worry about as it is simply a part of common cold and gets better without any treatment. But what happens if your child gets repeated infections and complaints about sore throat/throat pain? Children find it extremely difficult to swallow things, face difficulty in breathing and have trouble sleeping. Young children, who are unable to describe how they feel, refuse to even eat food.
What do you do in such a condition? Do you give your child over-the-counter medications assuming that the throat pain is a normal cough and flu infection? The important point to remember here is that if your child has a throat pain or swelling that persists for more than two or three days, do head to the doctor without further delay for tonsillitis treatment.
Before talking about its treatment, know what are tonsils?
Stand in front of a mirror. Open your mouth wide and take a look down your throat. Can you see two little lumps either side of your uvula? Well, those lumps are your tonsils. They do a very important job in your body’s battle against germs. They catch bacteria and viruses that come into your mouth before they get into the rest of your body. But sometimes germs get into the tonsils and infect them. When this happens, you have tonsillitis.
- Red, swollen tonsils
- Sore throat
- Patches on tonsils
- White or yellow coating on tonsils
- Pain while swallowing
- An itchy throat or a muffled voice
- Bad breath
- Enlarged, tender glands (lymph nodes) in the neck
In young children who are unable to describe how they feel, look out for these tonsils symptoms:
- Drooling due to difficult or painful swallowing
- Refusal to eat
- Unusual fussiness
The most common victims of tonsillitis symptoms are children. Parents are often stressed as most conventional medication options have side-effects and are painful. Homeopathic remedies to cure tonsil symptoms are natural, safe, and provide holistic healing.
Homeopathic remedies for tonsillitis focus on providing relief from the physical symptoms of tonsils while tackling the root cause of the condition. The treatment focuses on strengthening your child’s immune system to fight infection on its own. Homeopathic treatment for tonsillitis is customized as per each child’s requirement. This depends on the frequency of the tonsil attacks and the extent to which the tonsils are swollen. Homeopathy does not put any dietary or lifestyle restrictions. Suitable for all age groups, homeopathic remedies for tonsillitis are free from harmful side-effects that normally accompany conventional medicines. The goal is to cure the disease and enable your child to live a happy and carefree life, unhindered by a tonsil infection.