Tonsils are a pair of lymph nodes located at the back of throat. They are part of lymphatic system and serves as body's first line defence system in children. The principle function of tonsils is to clear away the infection by trapping the microbes entering the mouth. Tonsillitis is the condition in which tonsils are enlarged due to infections with bacteria or viruses.
Any of the symptoms including sore throat, bad breath, fever, chills headache, neck and jaw tenderness and painful swallowing may indicate that the tonsils are infected. It is best to try to solve tonsillitis naturally than with a surgery.
Quick natural remedies to help alleviate painful tonsillitis are:
You should not wait further if the symptoms don't subside after trying home remedies. A quick consultation with an experienced ENT specialist like Dr. Kalyan Chakravarthy, at BSR ENT Hospital may help. Persisting symptoms may indicate chronic condition or indicate other problems that must be investigated by an ENT specialist or a physician. Call 040-27848166 / 9059311554 for an appointment at BSR Hospital at Secunderabad.