Treatment for Inflamed Tonsils: Hello. Any suggestions for reversing lingering inflamed tonsils please? This has been a five-year problem. Any help appreciated!!! Thanks.

The symptoms you are referring to, indicate the possibility that you are suffering from a chronic case of inflamed tonsils. In medical parlance, this condition is also known as chronic tonsillitis. The tonsils are considered to be associated with our immune system as they are a part of the lymphatic system. In particular, infections of the respiratory tract are taken care by the tonsils.

Tonsils are themselves prone to infections even though they are part of the immune system of the body. Tonsils are located at the rear end of the mouth as well as on either side of the back of the mouth. Allergies and infections brought on by bacteria or viruses are the primary cause of inflamed tonsils. Inflamed tonsils can be easily treated by antibiotics and anti-inflammatory medicines, if the inflammation is caused by an infection. Do remember to consult your physician before you start taking any medication. Infections of these kinds are referred to as acute infections, as they appear and disappear over short periods of time. In your particular case, it is possible that chronic tonsillitis has been brought on by an infection which has not healed completely, and now possibly leading to problems with swallowing. Under the circumstances, your doctor is most likely to advise the removal of your tonsils or what is also referred to as a tonsillectomy.

A tonsillectomy is very simple process that is undertaken with the use of electric cauterization or lasers. Your doctor may also use his discretion, to remove the adenoids in the course of a tonsillectomy process. It usually takes around one to two months for a complete recovery. It is possible that the procedure may lead to the development of scabs in the area where the tonsils existed. There may even be some bleeding. In such a situation, your doctor will opt to perform another procedure to seal any blood vessels that are leaking in the area. This can be done by electric cauterization or lasers. After undergoing a tonsillectomy procedure, it is important to follow a diet which consists only of fluids; and by avoiding any such foods which may cause an irritation in the throat. The removal of tonsils and the following healing process is usually harmless to the individual. It is however, important to bear in mind that the removal of tonsils should be avoided unless absolutely essential, as they are responsible for fighting infections of the upper respiratory tract.

answered by G M

Preventing a tonsil infection is a wise solution. Avoid the triggers and try these home remedies for tonsillitis.

  • Warm water gargle is a very effective solution for treating tonsillitis. You can even boil fenugreek seeds in water; gargle 3-4 times a day for maximum benefit (especially before going to bed).
  • Turmeric has antibiotic properties which help in treating tonsillitis. Add a pinch turmeric powder and a pinch of salt in cow’s milk boil it and drink when warm every night.
  • Make an herbal tea by boiling grated ginger, honey, mint leaves, basil leaves and lemon juice in water. Drink this tea when warm to treat tonsillitis.
  • Avoid smoking, alcohol, carbonated beverages, cold foods, oily and spicy foods. This will help to heal the inflamed tonsils faster.

answered by S P

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