- Pharyngeal Tonsil/Adenoids.
- Palatine Tonsils.
- Lingual Tonsils.
Tonsillitis is common, especially in children. The condition can occur occasionally or recur frequently
- Tendency for repeated attack of cough and cold e. g. in 10-15 days. These attacks may be accompanied with high fever.
- Pain in the throat which sometimes extends to the ear.
- Unpleasant smell and taste in the mouth.
- Snoring and breathing through the mouth.
1.Throat pain or tenderness
2.Redness of the tonsils
3.A white or yellow coating on the tonsils
4.Painful blisters or ulcers on the throat
5.Hoarseness or loss of voice
7.Loss of appetite
9.Difficulty swallowing or breathing through the mouth
10.Swollen glands in the neck or jaw area
Hughes places this remedy among the most prominent ones for acute tonsillitis, saying that, in his hands, it has been of almost unfailing efficacy; he uses the 6th. It is especially of use when the trouble is in the parenchyma of the glands, and suppuration rarely follows its use. It suits comparatively mild cases, who have an attack from any exposure. it removes the predisposition to attack. Belladonna is more superficial, and Apis has oedema.
Baryta iodide is preferred by Goodno, and Tooker mentions Fucus vesiculosus in chronic cases.
In chronic enlargement of the tonsils in strumous children this remedy stands well in typical Calcarea cases. The tonsils are flabby, pale, there is a chronic follicular inflammation and It efficacy in adenoid hypertrophy is well known and attested.
Enlargement of the tonsils similar to Baryta. They are hard, red and nodular.
Red swollen tonsils covered with a network of capillaries.
Chronic enlargement of the tonsils, which are covered with small ulcers.
Chronic enlarged hyperaemic tonsils; smooth swelling.
This remedy is the chief one at the commencement, it the case has passed the stage where Aconite or Ferrum phosphoricum would be indicated. There is redness and swelling, but the deeper the redness and the more the swelling, the less is Belladonna indicated. At the commencement of an attack it exceeds Apis in value, as Apis only involves the mucous surface. The neck is swollen and stiff externally, ulcers form rapidly and the right side is worse. In the acute paroxysms of the chronic from Belladonna is very useful.
Especially in the follicular form, with pain at the root of the tongue or extending to the ears when swallowing. The parts are dark blue; the tonsils are large and blue, and there is intense dryness, smarting and burning and in the throat.
One of the most useful remedies at the commencement of an attack, especially of catarrhal tonsillitis. The characteristics are violent burning, headache, throat hot, chill and aching in back and limbs; abscesses form quickly. In the 1x frequently repeated it will often abort.
Where there are lancinating pains, splinter-like and much throbbing with rigors showing that abscess is on the point of forming and it is desired to hasten it Hepar will be well indicated. Parts extremely sensitive to touch. Pain shoot into ears.
This remedy is rarely of service at the onset, but later in a more advanced stage than that calling of Hepar, when pus has formed; great swelling; whole fauces deep red; the tonsils darker than any other part; ulcers form; saliva tenacious; breath foul; pains less than Belladonna, but the general health is worse. Stinging pains and difficult breathing from the swelling. Pseudo membraneous deposit on tonsils and pharynx.
Oedema is the watchword of this remedy. Useful in the simple form, not in the parenchymatous form, the throat is swollen both inside and outside. The superficial tissues alone are involved, not the parenchyma, which calls for Belladonna. Numerous points of beginning follicular secretion are present.
Dark angry looking parts. Swelling is very great and there is much tenderness extremely. Left tonsil with tendency to go to right, pains shoot to ear on attempting to swallow, aggravation from hot drinks. Peri-tonsillar abscess. It is also a very useful remedy for a severe from of rheumatic pain following tonsillitis. The pus degenerates and becomes thin and offensive.
Almost a specific in follicular tonsillitis. No remedy has given the writer such satisfaction. The throat has a gray look spotted, with white. It is a valuable remedy in acute or chronic tonsillitis with much swelling.