Tonsillitis - what helps?


Adequate hydration is important if you have tonsillitis.

A tonsillitis is extremely uncomfortable and everyone wants to get rid of it as soon as possible. You will come across a variety of well-intentioned pieces of advice. Especially when it comes to children or toddlers, everyone has different advice, so the question arises: What really helps reliably and quickly against tonsillitis? First of all, of course, every patient is different and therefore also has different preferences and ways of getting healthy. Therapy is therefore a little more difficult with toddlers or children; after all, they cannot yet say exactly what is good for them and what is not.

Below are some remedies and therapeutic options that can help quickly and effectively against tonsillitis and the pain associated with it.

What helps against tonsillitis?

Against the Tonsillitis In general, unfortunately, the only thing that helps is to wait until the body has recovered and has successfully fought the pathogen.

A dreaded complication forms the Superinfection with bacteria, how Streptococci. If the basic viral infection is colonized with bacteria, you will notice this fairly quickly in one rapid deterioration and Pus coverings on the tonsils. In this case, therapy with pain relievers or home remedies alone is not sufficient and even with children or toddlers have to Antibiotics are given. If this is not done, there is a risk of severe pain and difficulty swallowing, along with systemic spread on the whole body, shortness of breath and complete relocation of the airways With consecutive shortness of breath. Fortunately, help Antibiotics in this situation very quickly and prove extremely effective. The worst is usually over after just two days. Especially for Toddlers is this time nevertheless very traumatizing. After all, they don't know if the pain will ever go away and it's difficult to explain to them. Hence in this situation there is a Parental reassurance just as important as a familiar environment and as much distraction from the pain as possible. Is it not a bacterial superinfection may come the viral infection treated symptomatically become. Bed rest and, if necessary, are recommended here oral or nasal decongestant sprays. They contain vasoconstricting substanceswhich make the mucous membrane swell and so bbetter ventilation of the oral cavity enable. You should though not by pregnant women and should not be taken for more than 5 days.

What helps against the pain?

There one Tonsillitis one inflammatory process she is often in pain. Only in the rarest of cases are the patients pain-free. Often they feel severe difficulty swallowing and can barely eat or drink. That results from a constant irritation of the pain fibers in the throat and throat area, which are irritated by the swelling and further compressed by ingestion of food. Especially in children there is also the problem of shortness of breath, since the throat can swell much faster due to its smaller size. Initial can relieve the pain NSAID-class pain relievers taken. Be like that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs how Ibuprofen or Aspirin® designated. Paracetamol also belongs to this group and has the additional advantage that it can also be taken during pregnancy.

NSAID analgesics are up to certain strengths Available without a prescription from the pharmacy. In small doses they have hardly any side effects. However, you should make sure that a Stomach protection is taken as the medication is then on the stomach beat.

Home remedies for tonsillitis

Understandably, not everyone wants to take tablets directly, and children and toddlers are also reluctant to give painkillers directly. Hence there is also a number of home remediesthat are good for the pain in one Tonsillitis Act. First of all is one adequate hydration important as the body contributes increased temperatures an increased fluid requirement Has. You should try out for yourself whether cold or warm liquids are good for you. Cold drinks Act decongestant and cooling, warm drinks promote blood flow. Is the throat already very irritated - for example by a lot Cough or hoarseness - is more like to warm drinks Chamomile or sage tea to guess. Is the Swelling and shortness of breath in the foreground, it makes more sense to drink cold drinks, as this causes the tissue to swell and the Muscles pull together. However, neither should be consumed in excess. Further should be on carbonated drinks waived as the acid contained additionally irritates the tissue and possibly also for heartburn cares. Smoking should be avoided completely.

A another home remedy against the swelling and the pain associated with it Quark wrap: You coat a linen cloth about half a centimeter thick with quark and wrap it loosely around the neck. So becomes a permanent cooling or warming - depending on your preference. The quark wrap can last up to two hours neck the procedure can be repeated several times a day.

In addition, the neck can with Cool packs be cooled. Ice cubes can also be sucked. You can do this additionally with sage leaves Mix so that a pleasant sage taste is created and, in addition to the cooling effect, the sage also has an additional healing effect. So if you don't want to resort to pain medication directly, you have a wide range of home remedies that promise good results in relief and healing.

Really quick remedy but only create bed rest and pain relievers for pain. Home remedies are an effective and natural alternative, but the time it takes for them to work is usually longer than with drug therapy.