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Tonsillitis

The palatine tonsils are subepitheilal lymphoid collection situated in between faucal pillars. These help in protecting the respiratory and alimentary tracts from bacterial invasion and are thus prove to frequent attacks of infection.

The inflammation of tonsils is said to be tonsillitis. It is classified into acute and chronic tonsillitis. Acute tonsillitis occurs as a primary infection of tonsil, or secondary to upper respiratory tract viral infections – Poor oral hygiene, poor nutrition and congested surroundings. Chronic tonsillitis occurs due to recurrent acute infection & inadequate treatment.

Signs & Symptoms

Signs & Symptoms of Tonsillitis includes:
1. Difficulty swallowing
2. Sore throat
3. Fever, chills
4. Tenderness of the jaw and throat
5. Headache
6. Anorexia
7. Body ache
8. Ear ache
9. Constipation
10. Voice changes, loss of voice

Risk Factors

Tonsillitis is very common, especially in children.

Diagnosis & Tests

On examination, the doctor will look in the mouth and throat for swollen tonsils. The tonsils are usually red and may have white spots on them. The lymph nodes in the jaw and neck may be swollen and tender to the touch. Tests that may be done include Blood count, Mononucleosis test, Rapid strep test, Throat swab culture. (Ref: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0002038/)

Ayurveda Treatment

Nidhana & Samprapthi

The vitiated kapha and raktha doshas causes a big cystic swelling resembling the fruit of vana karpasa, the associated symptoms are burning sensation, pricking pain in the throat and with suppurative.

Management

Kavala, Gandusha, Dhooma and Nasya. If the disease is not controlled by shamana chikitsa, shastra chikitsa like Galashundi has to be done (chedana – Tonsillectomy).

Our Approach

The AyurVAID protocol is based on the simple premise that the Physician must diagnose and treat only based on sufficient evidence. This evidence should be ‘patient or rogi based’ in addition to being ‘disease or roga based’ in accordance with the fundamental principles of Ayurveda.

How is this made possible?
  • A thorough and complete recording of the patient’s medical history, capturing every minute aspect of his/her lifestyle.
  • A thorough head-to-toe clinical examination, uncovering health risk factors that the patient is unaware of, directly connected or unrelated with his presenting medical complaint(s).
  • This process of detailed history recording and clinical examination- which includes the classical Srotha-Vikrti pariksha – leads to an accurate understanding of the Dosha status of the individual and lays the foundation for an accurate differential diagnosis and medical management.
  • Further, the patient is entitled to be clearly informed about the diagnosis arrived at, as also understand the medical management proposed for him. The Physician shall proceed only with the patient’s informed concurrence.

Key Outcome

Outcome of Tonsillitis:
1. Reduction in signs & symptoms.
2. Less chance of recurrence.

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