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Recipe for tonsils

Tonsils are fleshy pads located at each side of the back of the throat, and here some natural recipes for tonsils

What are tonsils?

Foodieaty - Your tonsils are the two round, fleshy masses at the back of your throat (pharynx). Part of your immune system, your tonsils are like lymph nodes. They help filter germs that enter through your nose or mouth to protect your whole body from infection. Tonsils are also called palatine tonsils or faucial tonsils.

What is the purpose of the tonsils?

The main function of the tonsils is to fight infection. Your tonsils contain lots of white blood cells, which help kill germs. Because your tonsils are at the back of your throat, they can "catch" germs that enter your body through your nose or mouth.

What are the conditions that affect the tonsils?

Several different conditions can affect your tonsils. The most common is tonsillitis - an infection of the tonsils. Bacteria and viruses can cause tonsillitis, and the infection can be short-term (acute) or long-term (chronic). The most common symptoms of tonsillitis include sore throat and swollen tonsils.

Other conditions that can affect your tonsils include:

  • Sore throat. Caused by bacteria known as Streptococcus, strep throat can cause a sore throat, neck pain, and fever.
  • Tonsil stones. Also called tonsilloliths, tonsil stones are small white or yellow bumps on your tonsils. They can cause sore tonsils, bad breath, or an unpleasant taste.
  • Peritonsillar abscess. A pocket of infection that pushes your tonsils down the other side of your throat, a peritonsillar abscess can cause difficulty swallowing or breathing. (If this happens, contact your healthcare provider immediately. Immediate treatment is very important.)
  • Mononucleosis. Caused by a herpes virus called Epstein-Barr, mononucleosis can cause swollen tonsils, sore throat, fatigue, and skin rashes.
  • Enlarged (hypertrophic) tonsils. Tonsils that are larger than normal can block your airway, causing snoring or sleep apnea.
  • Tonsil cancer. The most common form of oropharyngeal cancer, tonsil cancer is often associated with the human papillomavirus (HPV). Symptoms include sore tonsils, a lump in the neck, and blood in the saliva (spit).

How can I keep my tonsils healthy?

In general, you can reduce your risk of bacterial and viral infections by washing your hands frequently. You should also avoid sharing food, drink, or eating utensils with people who are sick.

If you are prone to tonsil stones, you can try to prevent them by practicing good oral hygiene. This includes daily brushing and flossing and visiting the dentist for regular check-ups.

But it's important to understand that some people are more prone to tonsillitis. Other than a tonsillectomy, there may be no sure way to prevent the problem from coming back. That's why your provider may recommend a tonsillectomy if other treatments don't solve the problem.

Symptom

Common symptoms may be:

  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Earache
  • Fever and chills
  • Headache
  • Sore throat, which lasts more than 48 hours and may be severe
  • Jaw and throat tenderness

Other problems or symptoms that may occur are:

  • Breathing problems, if the tonsils are very large
  • Problems eating or drinking

Treatment

Swollen tonsils that are not painful or cause other problems do not need to be treated. Your provider may not give you antibiotics. You may be asked to come back for a later checkup to assess your progress.

If tests show you do have strep, your provider will give you antibiotics. It is important to finish all your antibiotic doses as directed, even if you feel better. If you don't remove them all, the infection may return.

The following tips can help your throat feel better:

  • Drink cold liquids or suck on fruit-flavored frozen bars.
  • Drink fluids, and mostly warm (not hot), soft liquids.
  • Gargle with warm salt water.
  • Suck lozenges (containing benzocaine or a similar substance) to reduce pain (these should not be used in young children due to choking risk).
  • Take over-the-counter (OTC) medications, such as acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen to reduce pain and fever. DO NOT give aspirin to children. Aspirin has been linked to Reye's syndrome.

Some people who have recurrent infections may need surgery to remove the tonsils (tonsillectomy).

When to Call a Medical Professional

Contact your provider if there are:

  • Excess Saliva in young children
  • Fever, especially 101°F (38.3°C) or higher
  • Pus in the back of the throat
  • A red rash that feels rough, and increased redness of the skin folds
  • Severe problems swallowing or breathing
  • Tender or swollen lymph nodes in the neck

Natural recipe for tonsils

1). First recipe with ginger

Natural recipes for tonsils

Ingredients

  • 3 pieces of ginger (the size of an adult's thumb)
  • 3 pieces of Curcuma (the size of an adult's thumb)
  • 1 piece of Galangal (the size of an adult's thumb)
  • honey sufficient
  • Instruction

    1. Thinly sliced ginger, galangal and Curcuma.
    2. boil these ingredients over low heat
    3. cook until the water remains half or about 250 ml
    4. wait until warm
    5. add honey, and drink.

    Consume this recipe three times a day

    2) Second recipe with sappan water + bitter capsule

    Ingredients

    • 1 bitter capsule
    • 10 drops of propolis
    • 1 - 2 tbsp honey
    • 7 sappan leaves

    Directions

    Put the sappan leaves into 300 ml of hot water, wait until it is warm. after that add honey and 10 drops of propolis. Bittercapsules are taken with sappan water.

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