is a short-lasting infection of the tonsils. It mainly
occurs in childhood, although it can also occur in adulthood.
usually caused by Streptococcal organisms and less commonly
of tonsillitis include swelling and pain in the neck,
pain in the throat, painful swallowing, and pain that
radiates to the ears. Other symptoms can include high
fever, abscesses on the tonsils, temporary hearing loss,
headache, hoarseness, coughing, vomiting, and general
ill feelings and fatigue.
is caused either by Streptococcal bacteria or, less
commonly, viral infections. For safety sake, throat
cultures are necessary to rule out strep throat and
family members may also need to be tested, as they may
be carriers and need to be treated along with the infected
Inhalations with bergamot, thyme, lavender,
and benzoin, tea tree, geranium, lemon can help soothe
symptoms. Lemon essential oil can also be used as a
Drink lots of fluids, especially pure filtered
water, diluted fresh organic vegetable juices, warm
broths, and light soups. To relieve pain, take two tablespoons
each of honey with a squeeze of warm lemon juice and
sip slowly. If you are taking antibiotics, also eat
plain, organic yogurt with live cultures to protect
healthy intestinal flora.
A pure water or diluted juice fast for the
first 48 hours of symptoms can often speed healing.
Take Rescue Remedy for accompanying stress.
Combine the tinctures of cleavers and echinacea
in equal parts and take one teaspoon of this mixture
three times a day. As an alternative, you can also drink
a hot infusion made from equal parts of dried elder
flower, yarrow, and peppermint throughout the day.
Belladonna, Merc sol., Phytolacca, Lachesis,
and Aconite are helpful homeopathic remedies.
Apply a hot compress to your neck and throat.
To further relieve symptoms, you can also gargle with
The following juice combinations can be helpful
carrot, beet, and tomato; carrot, pineapple; carrot,
orange; carrot, apple; and carrot, celery, and ginger.
The following nutrients are recommended Vitamin A,
vitamin B complex, vitamin C, and zinc lozenges. If
you are taking antibiotics, also supplement with Lactobacillus
acidophilus and Bifidobacteria. Garlic capsules
can also be helpful.
If your symptoms persist despite the above measures,
seek the help of a qualified health professional.
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