How to get rid of swollen tonsils. Homeopathic remedies for Strep throat and tonsillitis.
Whenever I hear "tonsils are not very important, right? So if they give you problems it is better to have them removed" it makes me very uneasy. In homeopathy, we search for the root of the problem and treat it before suggesting such a drastic decision for tonsillitis or repeated strep throat.
The tonsils are a collection of lymphatic tissue located at the back of the throat. The tonsils play a very important role in the body defence against diseases, and not many people are aware of that!
Together with the adenoids, they are OUR FIRST LINE OF DEFENCE filtering and fighting virus and bacteria and stimulating immunity.
When they become overwhelmed by infection, they may swell up and caused discomfort causing what we will call tonsillitis.
A lot of people tend to think that tonsils are not that important as you can live without them but in reality, your immune system is compromised if you are lacking this important part in your lymphatic system.
There is no need to have them remove, yes we can live without them, but! you are lowering your immunity by doing that. As your tonsils are not there guarding from infections, you become more prone to develop chest complaints or other ailments. Read here about recurrent tonsillitis in children and why this happen in some cases.
Homeopathy is very effective in treating acute tonsillitis and deeper treatment can help to make sure that the we are getting less recurrent infections with time.
One of the common problems affecting our tonsils is Strep Throat.
Strep Throat is a bacterial infection that affects your throat. Symptoms include:
The symptoms or Strep Throat can be very similar to tonsillitis and only a test can determine if it is one or the other.
Both tonsillitis and Strep Throat ARE TREATED WITH THESE HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES.
BELLADONNA 200c: this is the first remedy to think of in acute tonsillitis and at the beginning of the infection.
It may develop with a high-grade fever and you may be very hot to touch but at the same time, your body may feel cold. To learn more about my favourite remedies for fever have a look at this blog.
The face looks flushed and you may have glassy eyes. The pain feels scraping in the throat and the throat feels hot and dry.
Use this remedy every 2-3 hours for a couple of days to decrease inflammation.
HEPAR SULPH 200c: this is a more established remedy in tonsillitis.
There is a sensation of a plug and a splinter in the throat and much hawking up of mucus. The pain is stitching and extends to the ear when swallowing.
The pain makes you very irritable and became hypersensitive to the pain. You may feel quite chilly.
This remedy follows well Belladonna. In fact, Hepar sulph 30 in alternation with Belladonna 30 every 2 hours are one of the best options for acute tonsillitis.
In here you are combining an anti-inflammatory remedy+ an infection remedy covering very nicely any throat infection.
BANERJI PROTOCOL TIP
The Banerjies use
This is a very effective protocol that I have used many times. Use one or the other.
MERCURIUS SOL 200c: this is a remedy is of help in advance stage of tonsillitis and may well follow hepar-sulph.
You may complain of a sweet metallic taste in the mouth and there is an excess of saliva with a constant desire to swallow and bad breath. Stitches in the ear when swallowing.
The pain is sore, raw and smarting and there may be a loss of voice. You may feel a burning pain in the throat as from a hot vapour ascending.
The tonsils may be covered with white patches that indicate the formation of pus and the tongue is usually coated in white.
You may have night sweats and swollen lymph nodes on the neck.
LYCOPODIUM 30c: the person needing this remedy has stitching pain in the throat on swallowing, but it is better by having warms drinks.
Swelling and suppuration of the tonsils and ulceration may be present. The pain usually starts in the right side or maybe worst on the right side. Your symptoms may feel worse between 4-8 pm.
LACHESIS 30c: the pain starts usually on the left side and may spread to the right side.
The pain is worst on swallowing saliva, liquids especially warm drinks and by the sightless pressure, even by touch. The pains are eased by swallowing food.
The person cannot bear anything around the neck and the pain can extend to the ear.
There is the feeling that something is swollen and must be swallowed. The tonsils may look purplish.
THE HOMEOPATH BEHIND THIS BLOG
Hello! I'm Cristina Villacorta
I believe that we all have the key to our health! I am a homeopath working Online via Zoom that has a passion for understanding and teaching homeopathy. I work mainly with the Banerji Protocols in a 3 dimensional understanding of homeopathy. Let's get learning together!