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Treating tonsillitis with homoeopathy

Tonsillitis, an inflammation of the tonsils, is not always considered to be a disease, although it can be a revealing sign indicating other possible health issues. Homoeopathy is able to provide treatment for this pathology, so as to prevent its possible complications and further occurrences.

Tonsillitis, a painful ache in the throat

Children that are between 3 and 7 years old are the most vulnerable subjects to tonsillitis. Tonsillitis, is an acute inflammation of the pharynx, that mainly affects the tonsils.  It is mostly due to a viral infection, although it can also be caused by bacteria. The pain is felt more intensely upon swallowing. The patient experiences a burning, and sometimes tingling, sensation in the throat. If the infectious origin is usually the most common cause of tonsillitis, other factors, such as the dust of tobacco smoke, excessive use of voice or very dry air, can also be the reason behind this very widespread throat ache.

Symptoms of tonsillitis

The patient feels pain or has difficulty swallowing. Sometimes, his or her breath can also be particularly unpleasant. In addition, fever can also manifest itself, with body temperatures exceeding 100.5 ° F (38 ° C). Another clear sign of tonsillitis is a hoarse voice or, in extreme cases, a temporary loss of voice. In case of tonsillitis with tonsil stones, the tonsils are inflamed and covered by a thin white layer.

Treating tonsillitis with homoeopathy

As soon as the first signs showing that you have caught a cold and that fever is on the verge of occurring appear, take 5 granules of Aconitum napellus 9 CH every hour to soothe the throat ache. If swallowing is painful, the throat is red and dry and there is abundant sweating, take 5 granules of Belladonna 9 CH every hour. In case the throat is red with white spots, the tongue is swollen and more sensitive than usual and the patient feels constantly thirsty, it is advisable to take Mercurius corrosivus 30 CH. If there is a risk of abscess and suppuration, you can opt for 2 daily doses of Hepar sulfur 30 CH.

When the throat is dry and bright red, with a sensation of pain that gets worse when in contact with the cold, Belladonna 4 CH can prove to be a very effective treatment. If the pathology does not appear as suddenly, and if the throat doesn’t feel dry, it is then possible to take Mercurius solubilis 4 CH.  If the neck is very painful to the touch and if the left tonsil is more inflamed, it is recommended to take Lachesis 5 CH. On the other hand, if it turns out that the right tonsil is the more affected of the two, it is better to resort to Lycopodium 5 CH. If clearing the throat produces grey secretions, it is possible to turn to Kalium muriaticum 5 CH. Finally, if you have a sore throat and feel constantly thirsty, it is recommended to take Cantharis 4 CH. All of these remedies are to be taken in doses of 5 granules at a time, administered two to four times a day.

Using homoeopathy to treat tonsillitis with tonsil stones

In case tonsillitis occurs with tonsil stones, it will be advised to take 5 granules of Kalium muriaticum 9 CH twice a day until the white layer covering the tonsils finally disappears.

When should you consult a doctor?

An inaccurate self-conducted diagnosis can be misleading when it is intended to serve as guide for treatment. For this reason, it is advisable to consult a doctor to determine the precise cause of tonsillitis, notably by revealing the eventual presence of a beta-haemolytic streptococcus. The general practitioner will then be able to prescribe the appropriate antibiotic treatment.

Treatments and pathologies linked to “tonsillitis”

Associated treatments

  • Aconitum Napellus
  • Belladonna
  • Cantharis Vesicatoria
  • Hepar Sulfur Calcareum
  • Kalium Muriaticum
  • Lachesis Mutus
  • Lycopodium
  • Mercurius Corrosivus
  • Mercurius Solubilis

Associated pathologies

  • Angina

Good to know: Thanks to homoeopathy, it is possible to optimize the antibiotic treatment’s therapeutic effectiveness in order to relieve the symptoms of tonsillitis as soon as possible.

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Pathology and homeopathy are two fields of scientific research that go hand in hand. As a matter of fact, homeopathic research on a disease is always accompanied by a pathological study of that disease. Pathology is the scientific field that studies diseases, while homeopathy is a gentle method for treating diseases. Homeopathic treatment follows the principles of similarity (Similia similibus curentur or "likes are cured by likes") and comprehensiveness. There is no universal treatment for a given disease; it must be adapted to each patient.