Tonsil is the most sensitive part in the mouth. Tonsillitis are caused due to infection in the tonsils caused because of bad bacteria. They are harmful and affect us in many ways. Tonsillitis not treated well, can lead to further complications like breathing problems, headaches and other disorders. You will feel pain in your ears because there are shared nerve pathways.
So the tonsil removal becomes absolutely necessary. It is also known as strep throat. In strep throat, infected tonsils has an inflammation making it worse with an awful smell that gives you bad breath. Due to this condition, the tonsils produces pockets of pus in the crypts of the tonsils; this causes an extremely sore throat. Usually, the sufferer also has fever. You can hardly swallow, let alone anything else.
If your tonsillitis is caused by a bacterial infection, then you will need to go on a dose of antibiotics. If not, the tonsillitis will most likely continue to get worse but if caused by a viral infection, there are no antibiotics or other medications that can help cure it. Sore throat lozenges and over the counter pain medications may help, but it will usually take a few days for the symptoms to disappear. Types of strep throat are caused by the bacterium that also causes rheumatic fever. Rheumatic fever begins with a sore throat and then the individual gets a lumpy red rash on their skin, a high fever and weakness. There can be damage to the kidneys with strep glomerulonephritis or there can be damage to the heart valves which can be fatal if the heart goes into heart failure. Sometimes death occurs several years. Difference between strep infection instead and a viral sore throat is that there is a much greater fever with strep throat than with a viral sore throat. There is also less of a hoarse voice and more of the sound of a person talking with golf balls in their throat. The nasal congestion so common in viral sore throats is usually absent when the sore throat is caused by a Group D strep infection. In addition, there is often no cough when an individual suffers from strep throat, whereas when the person suffers from a viral sore throat, a cough is common.
Natural treatment method can improve greatly the chances of removing your tonsil stones. This can be done by gargling regularly with warm salt water or mouthwash that contains salt water and natural aromatic extracts. Some health practitioners would even suggest using antibiotics – but this is not advisable in the long run because this can only offer a temporary treatment anyway.
Gargle with warm water at least 4 to 5 times a day. You have many options of what to add in this water. You can add only salt. Another choice is salt, powdered pepper and turmeric powder. The third alternative is salt, lime juice and concentrate of fenugreek seeds boiled in water or use boiled milk instead of water.
Tonsil stone removal would be to use a wet cotton swab to scrape the tonsil stones off your tonsils. A wet cotton swab ensures that the thin strands of cotton don’t stick to your tonsils. An oral irrigator can also help in tonsil stone removal. One has to ensure that the oral irrigator is set to the lowest pressure level and then direct the spray at the crypts of the tonsils to prevent them from getting damaged.
Use a chop stick. You’ll need to have control of your gag reflex in order for this to be successful, but essentially what you’re trying to accomplish is to dislodge the tonsil stone by pressing on it with the end of the chopstick. If you have several large stones you’ll need to repeat this for each one until they break away.
Diet includes fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Apples, cucumbers, celery and carrots are particularly useful to remove these stones. These foods will improve your metabolism as well. It is very important that you drink lots of water throughout the day because this aids in flushing out your system
Grapefruit seed extract is known to be a very effective home remedy for bad breath tonsils. It is an antibacterial substance and keeps breath fresh by fighting the bacteria causing the bad breath in the oral cavity.
Oxygen infused rinses may also be used to gargle or rinse the mouth with. There are a number of these on the market and can both freshen the mouth as well as dislodge the stones. The oxygen actually bubbles them out of the pockets they are nestled in.