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Tonsillitis: Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Home remedies

Tonsillitis: Symptoms, Diagnosis, Home remedies, and Advice:

Symptoms of tonsillitis

Common symptoms of tonsillitis include sore throat and difficulty swallowing, hoarseness, fever, earache, and swollen tonsils. Also, weakness, bad breath, abdominal pain, neck pain, and headache may occur. A common tonsillitis problem gets better within two to three days. If tonsillitis symptoms persist after two to three days, a doctor must be consulted.

Tonsilitis home remedies and diagnosis

Treatment of tonsillitis

At the onset of tonsillitis, if you take regular medicines as per the doctor’s advice and follow the rules, you will be completely cured within one to two weeks. But if the problem returns, again and again, it is called chronic or chronic tonsillitis. In this case, the patient needs special treatment and care. If the infection becomes more severe, it can spread to other parts of the body. Doctors suggest surgery to treat long-term tonsillitis if the medication does not work. If tonsillitis is recurrent and there are any other complications, it is best to remove the tonsils. Especially in children aged 5-15 years, if tonsillitis is not properly treated, severe fever called ‘rheumatic fever’ can occur. Due to this, there is a risk of permanent damage to the kidneys and heart valves. This is the worst aspect of this disease.

 

Home Remedies for tonsillitis

  • Tonsillitis problems occur when there is a lack of nutrition or a weakened immune system. In addition, damp housing, cold weather, and cold food – ice cream, cold water, and drinking more drinks are the causes of the disease. These should be avoided as much as possible. Along with the medicine prescribed by the doctor, if the following advice is followed, the disease will be relieved in a relatively short time.
  • The patient should be kept in a room with sufficient light and air. Under no circumstances should one stay in a cold damp room. Stay in the sun for half an hour between 7 am and 9 am to boost immunity.
  • Eat nutritious liquid food as much as possible. As long as symptoms of the disease persist, soft foods should be eaten. Eat with rice porridge, soft vegetable khichuri, fish, or meat broth.
  • Give your throat a rest. Speak as little as possible. Speak in a low voice for special needs. If you gargle three times with hot water, you will get relief. Drink a variety of liquid foods—chicken soup, masala tea, and rice porridge.
  • Take hot water vapor or steam therapy by boiling water in a pot. Take a bath in warm turmeric water. Finish bathing within three to five minutes.
  • Follow personal hygiene. If you don’t brush your teeth regularly every day, harmful viruses and bacteria can attack the tonsils from the mouth. Gargle with mouthwash twice a day after brushing.
  • A pair of lymph glands inside the throat are called tonsils. It is not a disease of the immune system. If the tonsils are infected by virus or bacteria, it is called tonsillitis. Tonsillitis is a painful disease. Children and adolescents suffer more from this disease, but if the immune system is low, all ages can be affected.
    Author: Neuroradiologist, National Institute of Neuroscience and Hospital.

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