Tonsillitis or acute tonsillitis is an inflammation of the two oval shaped pads, located in your throat, called tonsils. The tonsils perform the function of blocking pathogens and bacteria from invading the body. Tonsillitis can be a viral as well as bacterial infection. It is quite common among children. There… ...Read more
Tonsillitis or acute tonsillitis is an inflammation of the two oval shaped pads, located in your throat, called tonsils. The tonsils perform the function of blocking pathogens and bacteria from invading the body. Tonsillitis can be a viral as well as bacterial infection. It is quite common among children. There are 2 main kinds of tonsillitis:Recurrent tonsillitis: These could be episodes of tonsillitis occurring multiple times in a year.Chronic tonsillitis: This is rather severe than recurrent tonsillitis and its symptoms also pose an addition of complications like chronic sore throat, bad breath etc. Symptoms
Painful and inflammed tonsils
Difficulty in swallowing normally
Change in voice
Redness of throat
Pain in ears or neck
Loss of appetite
CausesA weak immune system is THE cause of tonsillitis. Children catch this while playing with other children at school or so. Your first line of defense against tonsillitis is strengthening your immune system.NutritionYou may have heard that you are, what you eat. It is true in case of treating this ailment too. Here are a few of those items that you should eat for a healthy living:
Drink plenty of water: This pro tip must be followed for sure. Drink lukewarm boiled water to shoo away half of the ailments.
Have foods that strengthen your immune system like vitamins and minerals.
Have a fair share of zinc-rich foods.
Drink herbal teas and various such warm drinks to ease your throat pain and ear pain.
TreatmentsAntibiotic treatments for tonsillitis are easily available. Over-the-counter drugs are also available. Having said that, a mild tonsillitis will not require you to take on any more medicines while a severe case of the ailment may even require you to undergo a surgery (tonsillectomy).Going beyond in the holistic approachLouise Hay, motivational leader and empowerment coach who has done path breaking work in supporting HIV/AIDS patients and their families, has said that, “Illness however mild or severe is an indicator of your emotional state, caused by your thoughts and focus.” According to her, the main cause of tonsillitis is: Fear. Repressed emotions. Stifled Creativity.One way of healing this is through saying or writing affirmations. Doing this regularly can help to reduce the debilitating effects of this illness. Her affirmation for treating this ailment is: My good now flows freely. Divine ideas express through me. I am at peace.Read less