The tonsils are situated at the back of your throat - one on the right and one on the left. These two balls of tissue are part of your body's infection fighting system - to help you prevent from getting sick. Usually, tonsils do their job well. But sometimes bacteria or viruses get into the tonsils. As a result, tonsils become so overwhelmed by bacterial or viral infection that they swell and become inflamed, causing tonsillitis.
Symptoms of Tonsillitis Sore throat, difficulty in swallowing, fever, general weakness, pain in various parts of the body, inflamed reddened tonsils and spots of pus and pain in the ear are other symptoms.
Causes of Tonsillitis 1. Toxic condition of the system and lowered vitality are main cause of Tonsillitis. 2. Tonsils enlarge and get inflamed when toxins are not expelled completely from normal channels of elimination. 3. Chronic constipation and exposure to sudden chill are other factors.
How to prevent tonsillitis: 1. Keeping away from people who are coughing and sneezing. 2. Not sharing cups or silverware. 3. Washing their hands often. 4. Keeping their hands away from their mouths.
Home remedies for tonsillitis Primary Home remedies for tonsillitis includes: 1. Keep yourself warm and rested with a moist humidifier in the bedroom. 2. Give lots of liquids, along with ice cream or frozen yogurt, to soothe the throat. 3. Use salt water gargle to dull the pain and clean the tonsils.(mix 1 teaspoon salt in 8 ounces of warm water and gargle every few hours.) . 4. Give acetaminophen for fever and pain. 5. Sponge the face with cool water to comfort and reduce the fever. 6. Juices of carrot, beet, and cucumber, taken individually or in combination, are especially beneficial. 7. A gargle made from fenugreek seeds is very effective in severe cases of tonsillitis. (Two tablespoons of fenugreek seeds should be allowed to simmer for half an hour in a litre of water and then set aside to cool.) . 8. Milk has been found valuable in tonsillitis. A glass of pure boiled milk, mixed with a pinch of turmeric powder and pepper powder, should be taken every night.
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