CURING CHRONIC SORE THROAT WITH HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES
Chronic sore throat can be quite discomforting as it can be a source of perpetual irritation or pain in a person’s throat. It is a chronic infection of the throat characterized by a constant irritation in the throat, with or without pain, and may be associated with hoarseness of voice in some patients. Homeopathic remedies promise a safe and successful recovery and relief from this condition as they address not just the symptoms of soreness but also its underlying factors.
TOP FIVE HOMOEOPATHIC MEDICINES FOR CHRONIC SORE THROAT
I find the following five to be the favourite remedies for curing a chronic sore throat owing to their efficacy in assuaging the myriad manifestations of this condition:
CAPSICUM: Homoeopathic medicine capsicum is the top-most remedy for cases of chronic sore throat. The main feature is that there is a constant, stitching pain in the throat. Capsicum may be prescribed in cases of chronic sore throat which are associated with gastric or rheumatic complaints. Swallowing of solids or liquids becomes an agonizing exercise. There may be a constant itching in the throat with a sensation of roughness. Capsicum may be given in sore throat when there is a dry cough with thick phlegm. This natural remedy may be prescribed in young girls who stay away from home and feel homesick. There may be a constant desire to drink cold drinks but there is a sudden, agonising pain in the throat during an attempt to swallow.
IGNATIA: I find homoeopathic medicine Ignatia is also a very well indicated remedy in cases of chronic sore throat. This may be associated with chronic tonsillitis. Ignatia may be prescribed when swallowing of liquids is more painful and the pain subsides on swallowing solids. The pain may be stinging and burning in nature. There may be a constant lump-like sensation in the throat with an urge to clear the throat.
PSORINUM: The homoeopathic medicine Psorinum may be indicated in sore throats which tend to be recurrent. There may be a constant pain in the throat which may radiate to the ears during an attempt to swallow. There may a constant desire to stay warm because of the extreme chilliness, so much so that there is a desire to be dressed warmly even during summers. Psorinum may be given to improve the immunity in children who suffer from recurrent upper respiratory infections. There may be a foul-smelling discharge from the throat. All the symptoms are aggravated by a cold in general and by drinking coffee, and usually get better with warmth.
PHOSPHOROUS: Homoeopathic remedy Phosphorous is best prescribed in cases of chronic sore throats in people who suffer from ill-effects of overuse of their voice, for example, in public speakers, singers, teaching professionals etc. Phosphorous may be given when there is a constant tickling and itching sensation in the throat. There may be hoarseness of voice and, at times, there may be a total loss of voice on attempt to talk. There may be an inability to talk on account of pain in the throat. Phosphorous may be prescribed when exposure to strong odours gives rise to a sudden bout of violent cough. There may be a burning pain in the throat on coughing. There is a constant desire to drink cold, refreshing drinks as it gives relief from the burning sensation in the throat. All complaints are worsened by mental exertion, change of weather as well as hot climate, and improved by cold drinks, gargling with cold water and by proper sleep.
SULPHUR: This is one of the best indicated medicines in cases of chronic sore throat. Sulphur may be prescribed when there is a sensation of heat in the mouth and throat. There may a sensation of swelling in the throat as if some foreign body is stuck and there is a constant attempt to clear the throat. Sulphur may be given in people with a hoarseness of voice with a constant burning in the throat. The sputum may be rusty or stained or greenish. Sulphur may be given to reduce the recurrence of throat infections.
What exactly is tonsillitis?
Tonsils are a pair of tissues situated on either side inside your throat. They are made up of lymph tissue (this means that they are a part of our body?s defense system).Their function is to filter harmful bacteria?s and viruses going inside our body through the mouth. These tonsils are filled with white blood cells ready to catch and destroy harmful microorganisms but at times they are overwhelmed by these microorganisms and inflammation in the tonsils takes place. This inflammation in the tonsils is called as tonsillitis. This causes them to swell up and become fiery red in color too
What are the Symptoms of tonsillitis?
The diagnosis of ?Recurrent Tonsillitis? is made if the child has multiple episodes of acute tonsillitis. In acute tonsillitis, Pain in throat is often the symptoms that children first complain off. If you examine your child?s throat with torchlight, you will notice tonsils are enlarged and also red in color. They may also show white spots on them. Other signs and symptoms of tonsillitis include pain while swallowing and or difficulty in swallowing food, fever is common with inflamed tonsils. They may also complain of Headache. , Enlarged and sore glands in the jaw and neck. In some children the voice may also get altered. Airway obstruction due to swollen tonsils may cause mouth breathing, snoring, and nocturnal breathing pauses.
Homeopathy for recurrent tonsillitis.
Homeopathic treatment can treat both the acute condition and also stop the recurrence of tonsillitis. In acute tonsillitis homeopathic medicines such as Baryta Carb, Mercurius group, Belladonna, Aconite, Hepar Sulph work wonders if employed according to their indications. When an acute infection is treated with the right homeopathic medicine, the chances of tonsillitis recurring again also slim down. But in some cases a specialized treatment which actually fortifies the child?s defense system also needs to be done. This kind of treatment is known in homeopathic philosophy as constitutional treatment where Deep-acting medicines are used to treat the constitution of the child and bring about lasting relief
Preventing and Managing tonsillitis
Proper hand wash
This is still the best way to prevent all kinds of infections, including tonsillitis. Make the child wash his hands thoroughly with soap and running water. Make sure that they wash the back side of the hands too.
Saline water gargles
If your child is old enough to do gargles, make sure he does it several times a day, especially during the episode of acute tonsillitis.
Plenty of rest is necessary for the child to fight infection. Make sure that the child gets good rest till the symptoms subside
Warm drinks to soothe
Giving them warm drinks like soup tea or hot milk can be very soothing when there is an acute inflammation of tonsils