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Tonsillitis home remedies

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  • On 2021-02-22 at 16:46



Tonsilitis is soreness of the tonsils, two oval-shaped pads of tissue at the back of the throat. Swollen tonsils, sore throat, difficulty swallowing, and tender lymph nodes at one part of the neck are among tonsilitis signs.

Infection with a common virus is the main cause of tonsilitis but we can also have a bacterial infection.

The treatment of this sickness depends on their causes. Read till the end to know more about the symptoms, causes, and tonsilitis treatments.


Tonsilitis used to affect mostly between preschool ages and the mid-teenage years. Common signs and symptoms of tonsillitis include :

  • Red, swollen tonsils
  • White or yellow coating or patches on the tonsils
  • Sore throat
  • Difficult or painful swallowing
  • Fever
  • Enlarged, tender glands (lymph nodes) in the neck
  • A scratchy, muffled, or throaty voice
  • Bad breath
  • Stomachache
  • Neck pain or stiff neck
  • Headache

In young children who can say how they feel, the sign of tonsilitis is:

  • Drooling due to difficult or painful swallowing
  • Refusal to eat
  • Unusual fussiness

When you notice all this sign on your children you need to go and see a doctor or a traditional doctor.




Infection with a common virus is the main cause of tonsilitis but we can also have a bacterial infection.

The most common bacterium causing tonsillitis is Streptococcus pyogenes (group A streptococcus), the bacterium that causes strep throat. Other strains of strep and other bacteria also may cause tonsillitis.


 According to the nature of tonsilitis causes the first aid to be applied to you children can be listed as follow:

Home remedies

  • Encourage rest. Encourage your child to get plenty of sleep.
  • Provide Suitable fluids. Give your child plenty of water to keep his or her throat moist and prevent dehydration.
  • Provide comforting foods and beverages. Warm liquids broth, caffeine-free tea, or warm water with honey and cold treats like ice pops can soothe a sore throat.
  • Prepare a saltwater gargle. If your child can gargle, a saltwater gargle of 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 milliliters) of table salt to 8 ounces (237 milliliters) of warm water can help soothe a sore throat...
  • Humidify the air. Use a cool-air humidifier to eliminate dry air that may further irritate a sore throat, or sit with your child for several minutes in a steamy bathroom.
  • Offer lozenges. Children older than age 4 can suck on lozenges to relieve a sore throat.
  • Avoid irritants. Keep your home free from cigarette smoke and cleaning products that can irritate the throat.

Herbal tea

NGO African Health Organic (AHO) in order to help the patient to get a suitable treatment has done a lot of research in the domain. As a result, they find out a natural remedy to definitely cure this evil. It is a natural herbal tea made from medicinal plants and leaves. It has been proven effective and has no side effects. To know more about this natural remedy, click on the link below to find out:



The germs that cause viral and bacterial tonsillitis are contagious. So, the best prevention is to practice good hygiene. Teach your child to :

  • Wash his or her hands thoroughly and frequently, especially after using the toilet and before eating
  • Avoid sharing food, drinking glasses, water bottles, or utensils
  • Replace his or her toothbrush after being diagnosed with tonsillitis

To help your child prevent the spread of a bacterial or viral infection to others :

  • Keep your child at home when he or she is ill
  • Teach your child to cough or sneeze into a tissue or, when necessary, into his or her elbow
  • Teach your child to wash his or her hands after sneezing or coughing

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