A disorder involving inflammation of the tonsils (also see sore throat).
The tonsils are lymph nodes in the back of the mouth/ top of the throat. They normally help to filter out bacteria and other microorganisms to prevent infection in the body. They may become so overwhelmed by bacterial or viral infection that they swell and become inflamed, causing tonsilitis. The infection may also be present in the throat and surrounding areas, causing pharyngitis.
Tonsilitis is extremely common, particularly in children.
Avoid people with known tonsillitis or bacterial sore throats, if susceptible to tonsillitis.
Symptoms are sore throat, persisting longer than 48 hours, possibly severe, difficulty swallowing, headache, fever, chills, tenderness of the jaw and throat, voice changes, loss of voice
Inspection of the mouth and throat shows enlarged, visible tonsils. They are usually reddened and may have white spots on them. The lymph nodes of the jaw and neck may be enlarged and tender to the touch (palpation).A culture of the tonsils may show bacterial infection. A culture for the streptococcus bacteria (strep) may be taken, because it is the most common and most dangerous from of tonsillitis.
In homoeopathy medicines like Bell, Baryta carb, Phytolaca, Baryta mur, Agraphis are used for the treatment. The proper analysis of the case with the qualified homoeopathic physician will give the better results.