What is Tonsillitis?
What are the Symptoms of Tonsillitis?
What are the Causes of Tonsillitis?
- Bacterial tonsillitis is caused by group A Streptococcus bacteria and this type of tonsillitis is called strep throat.
- However, in most of the cases this condition is caused by viral infections such as cold, flu, etc.
When to see a Doctor?
Lifestyle Prevention of Tonsillitis
- Preventing tonsillitis is not always possible. However, there are ways to minimize the risk of encountering the virus or bacteria that cause tonsillitis. As these viruses and bacteria are contagious, the best prevention is to practice hygiene.
- Most important is to wash your hands frequently, particularly before eating and after using the toilet. Since this condition spreads from person to person, try to avoid sharing food, water bottles, drinking glasses, or any other utensils. Also, try to avoid going out in case you have a fever or sore throat. Cover your face and mouth while coughing and sneezing.
Common Ayurvedic Remedies for Tonsillitis
- Tulsi: Tulsi or holy basil is known for its anti-viral and anti-inflammatory properties. Add 10 to 15 basil leaves in a cup of water and boil it for 10 to 12 minutes and then strain the water. For taste add a little bit of honey and drink this solution three times a day.
- Turmeric: This is one another very useful spice to fight tonsillitis because of its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory qualities. Gargling with Turmeric and salt water twice a day is very useful. Just add half a tsp of turmeric powder and half a tsp of salt in a cup of hot water and gargle.
- Cinnamon: Cinnamon has antimicrobial properties and it is very useful in treating tonsillitis. Mix one tsp of cinnamon powder in a glass of hot water and add two tsp of honey. Drink this twice a day.