Tonsils are a pair of organs located at the back of the throat. Tonsils function is to prevent entry of bacteria or viruses through the mouth. Because of their function, sometimes they get viral or bacterial infections. Infection of tonsils is called tonsillitis. People with tonsillitis have swollen and inflamed tonsils which causes pain and discomfort in the throat.
Other symptoms of tonsillitis are inflamed, swollen and tender glands, fatigue, people feel pain while swallowing foods, sore throat and cold or flu are present. People with tonsillitis can have pus formation on tonsils but this is not a symptom of illness. This way, tonsils are getting rid of viruses and bacteria and this means that the body is healing itself.
Also, infections of the tonsils can be chronic or recurring caused by streptococcus bacterium. This bacterium and many types of viruses are the most common causes of tonsillitis. Chronic tonsillitis demands to be treating longer than acute. Chronic tonsillitis can occur if person neglects acute tonsillitis. If you get this illness you need to treat it to prevent chronic tonsillitis. Tonsillitis is most common among children.
Supplements and herbs can help you to treat tonsillitis.
A good remedy for tonsillitis is lozenges made from the mineral zinc. This is a very important mineral because it improves your immune system. Improved immune systems are ready to fight against infections and tonsillitis.
Grapefruit seed extract in the form of a spray may help you to relieve your tonsils from illness. Use this spray directly onto the tonsils. Also, you can use capsules and tablets of grapefruit seed extract to help you with treatment.
Very helpful to your tonsils is vitamin C. This vitamin is antibiotic and antioxidant as well. For tonsillitis treatment, you need to take high doses of vitamin C but your bowels may not tolerate high doses. In this case, you may need to make adjustments accordingly. Also good vitamins are vitamin A and B complex vitamins. Vitamin A boosts your immune system. Vitamin B complex restores health of affected people.
It is good for your health to take supplements of friendly bacterium called Lactobacillus acidophilus. This is good intestinal bacterium which restores levels of friendly bacteria. These bacteria are very important for maintaining proper health. Especially, take supplements of acidophilus bacteria after antibiotics. Antibiotics destroy friendly bacteria.
Herbs helpful to tonsillitis treatment are nasturtium, thyme, sage, Echinacea, lavender, chamomile and cleavers. For better results, use these herbs in pill form or you can use its liquid form. Also, garlic is very helpful because it has anti bacterial and anti microbial properties.
Also, good remedy for tonsils is clay. External application of hot clay pact will help you to treat tonsillitis.
Good remedy for tonsillitis condition is a mixture of water and vinegar. Wet your socks with the mixture of equal part of vinegar and water and wear them.
It is very important that person who has tonsillitis takes time for bed rest or relaxation. You need to rest if you want to recover faster from tonsillitis.