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Saving Your Child from a Tonsil Surgery with Natural Homeopathic Medicines

 Homeopathic medicines for tonsils


Tonsils refer to masses of lymphoid tissues lying in the back of the throat, one on either side. Tonsils have a protective role and act as the first line of defense against the bacteria and virus that get inhaled or ingested. Inflammation of tonsils, on one side or on both, is known as tonsillitis. Homeopathic medicines for tonsils treat the chronic tendency toward recurrent infections that have resulted in tonsillitis in the first place.

Does Homeopathy have a permanent Treatment for tonsillitis?

Yes, Homeopathy can treat tonsillitis completely. Homeopathy is a highly advanced science that takes the inside-out approach to all disease, including tonsillitis, starting at the root cause and in time, curing the condition without the need for surgical intervention. Tonsillitis is treated most efficiently under the Homeopathy. Homeopathy follows a two-step procedure to deal with tonsillitis. In the first step, these medicines are given to treat the acute symptoms of tonsillitis. In the second step, Homeopathy targets the chronic tendency toward recurrent tonsillitis. Homeopathy medicines improve the body’s immune system and make it strong enough to fight infection quickly. Medicines prominently indicated for tonsillitis treatment are Belladonna, Hepar Sulph, Merc Sol, Calcarea Carb, and Psorinum.

Homeopathic Medicines for Tonsils

1. Belladonna and Calcarea Carb – Top grade Medicines for tonsillitis

Belladonna and Calcarea Carb are among the top listed medicines for tonsillitis. Belladonna is suitable for treating acute tonsillitis. The guiding features for use of Belladonna are red, inflamed, enlarged tonsils and dry throat attended with fever. Swallowing food is difficult. Heat, constriction and lump in the throat may also be felt. Calcarea Carb is an excellent medicine for treating chronic tonsillitis. An indicative symptom for use of Calcarea Carb is the tendency to catch a cold with the slight change in weather.

2. Merc Sol – For Tonsillitis with Burning, Smarting Pain in Throat

Merc Sol is an extremely effective medicine for treating tonsillitis with marked burning, smarting pains in the throat. Excessive salivation is also observed in such cases. There is a constant inclination to swallow. White deposits on tonsils may be present. Fetid or foul odor from the mouth may also be observed. Another attending feature is pain radiating from the throat to ear.

3. Hepar Sulph and Baryta Carb – Best Medicines for Peritonsillar Abscess

Hepar Sulph and Baryta Carb have proved very successful in treating a peritonsilar abscess. The symptoms to look out for before advising Hepar Sulph are quinsy with stitching pain in the throat. Pain from throat may radiate to the ear. The pain is mainly felt on swallowing. Hoarseness of voice may also be noted. The person may hawk up yellow mucus. Baryta Carb is indicated when there is smarting or stinging pain in the tonsils. Empty swallowing usually worsens the pain. A burning sensation is felt in the throat. Liquid alone can be swallowed with ease. Persons needing Baryta Carb also have the tendency to catch a cold easily, with the cold settling in the throat every time.

4. Merc Iodatus Ruber and Lachesis Muta – For Left-sided Tonsillitis

Merc Iodatus Ruber and Lachesis Muta are majorly indicated medicines for treating left-sided tonsillitis. Indications for use of Merc Iodatus Ruber are swollen tonsil with dark red fauces on the left side, lump sensation in the throat and tendency to hawk. Lachesis Muta is selected when the symptoms include swollen tonsil on the left side, a purplish appearance of left side tonsil and throat pain radiating to the ear. Difficulty in swallowing liquids may be observed. Taking hot drinks may worsen the pain. Merc Iodatus Ruber and Lachesis Muta are also the best prescriptions when tonsillitis starts from the left side and shifts to the right tonsil.

5. Merc Iodatus Flavus and Lycopodium Clavatum – For Right-sided Tonsillitis

Merc Iodatus Ruber and Lachesis Muta are significant medicines for tonsillitis of right side. The guiding features for use of Merc Iodatus Flavus are – swollen tonsil on the right side, tough mucus in throat and constant inclination to swallow. Other symptoms that may arise are the feeling of a lump in the throat, relief from taking cold drinks. The symptoms guiding use of Lycopodium Clavatum are swollen right-sided tonsil, sharp pain in right tonsil, mainly on swallowing, ulcers on the tonsils. Cold drinks may worsen the pain in the right tonsil. Warm drinks may relieve the pain. Both Merc Iodatus Ruber and Lachesis Muta are also rated among the best medicines for tonsillitis that starts on the right side and then shifts to the left tonsil.

6. Phytolacca Decendra – Where Pain from Tonsils Radiates to Ears

For treating tonsillitis where pain from tonsils radiates to the ears, Phytolacca Decendra is considered a top grade remedy. The pain worsens from swallowing. Eating hot things worsens the pain. Other indications to look out for before prescribing Phytolacca Decendra are roughness and burning sensation in the throat. The tonsils are dark red or bluish in appearance.

7. Streptococcinum – For Treating Strep Throat

Streptococcinum is an excellent medicine for treating a strep throat infection. The symptoms to use this medicine are enlarged, swollen tonsils, infected tonsils, and recurrent tonsillitis. The tonsils may get infected with purulent matter. This medicine is also useful for treating debility after a streptococcal infection.

8. Psorinum, Tuberculinum and Baryta Carb – To Prevent Recurrent Throat Infections

Psorinum, Tuberculinum and Baryta Carb are very effective in boosting immunity to prevent recurrent throat infections. These medicines help reduce susceptibility to recurrent infections. The person with cold and throat complaints every change of weather can benefit greatly from these medicines. Psorinum and Baryta Carb are also well-known treatments for quinsy/ peritonsilar abscess.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can lifestyle changes help decrease tonsillitis risk?

  • Yes, lifestyle changes can decrease the risk of tonsillitis.
  • Maintain hygiene – wash hands often, especially before you eat.
  • Sharing of utensils should be avoided.
  • A person with tonsillitis should cover the nose when he/she sneezes to prevent spreading the infection

2. Why does tonsillitis occur?

Tonsillitis mainly arises from viral infections. Major tonsillitis causing infections include those with influenza virus, adenovirus and rhinovirus. Tonsillitis may also be the result of a bacterial infection. The most common bacteria that cause tonsillitis is Group A beta-hemolytic streptococcus.

3. How do I know I have tonsillitis?

Pain in throat along with swollen tonsils is the first indicating features for tonsillitis. The pain usually gets worse while swallowing. The pain may be one sided or appear on both sides depending upon which tonsil is involved. The other symptoms that may attend are fever, bad/fetid breath and ear pain. White/yellow pus spots may also appear on the tonsils.

4. At what age does tonsillitis appear?

Tonsillitis is more common among children and young people. However, tonsillitis can occur at any age.

5. Can tonsillitis spread from one person to another?

Yes, tonsillitis can spread from one person to another. A person with tonsillitis can spread the infectious agents in the air as well as nearby objects every time he coughs or sneezes. Another may get tonsillitis indirectly by touching these infected objects and then touching his face with the same hands.

6. What does tonsillitis diagnosis involve?

Tonsillitis can be easily diagnosed by getting details of clinical symptoms and by a physical examination of the throat. In case of suspected strep throat cases, tonsil swabs are sent for culture.

7. What is strep throat?

Strep throat is a bacterial infection that is caused by group A streptococcal bacteria leading to inflammation and pain in the throat and tonsils. Strep throat is highly contagious and spreads quickly from one person to another through cough, touch or sneeze. Strep throat is very common in school going children and among teenagers. Major complications may arise in strep throat infection. These include rheumatic fever and post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis.

8. Are tonsillitis and strep throat the same thing?

Tonsillitis is inflammation of the tonsils, the cause behind which can be a virus or bacterial infection. Strep throat is a form of sore throat leading to inflamed/painful throat and tonsils, specifically caused by group A streptococcal bacteria.

9. My doctor has advised surgery for my child’s tonsillitis complaint. Can Homeopathy help?

Homeopathy has great scope for treating tonsillitis. In many cases of mild to moderate cases of tonsillitis, Homeopathy has shown excellent results and helped avoid surgery. These medicines focus on treating the root cause of tonsillitis i.e. recurrent nasal infections, by improving the body’s immune system and thus, making it less susceptible to infections.

10. Are there any complications related to tonsillitis?

Complications associated with tonsillitis include difficulty in breathing and peritonsillar abscess. In tonsillitis with group A streptococcal bacteria i.e. strep throat infection, the serious complications include rheumatic fever and post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis.

11. What is quinsy/peritonsillar abscess?

Collection of pus behind the tonsils is referred to as quinsy or peritonsillar abscess. It is a rare, but very serious complication of tonsillitis.

12. Can Homeopathic medicines treat recurrent tonsillitis as well?

Yes, natural medicines remain very successful in building a child’s immunity. The primary aim of Homeopathy medicines is to build a child’s immunity and prevent recurrent infections that lead to tonsillitis.

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  1. Mahesh Nerlekar says:

    Good morning Doctor:
    My two Lil loving daughters always suffer with tonsillitis the moment rainy or winter season comes, the throat becomes red and pain sometimes goes to ears also.
    Then the doctor gives antibiotics it comes down but stomach gets upset and many more complications occur. Suggest a good homoeopathic medicine please. Also suggest a long-term homoeopathic medicine so that they won’t come again.

  2. bedamati says:

    my daughter is 9 year old, she is frequently suffering with tonsil with minor cold. if immediately i dont start antibiotics then fever start. is there any medicine in homeopathic for this.

  3. Jay Gandhi Jamatia says:

    For 4 years children tonsillitis medicine of 1.belladonna &2. belladonna 200 Hc .kindly give me suggest which one need to use ?

    • Hasrat ali says:

      Belladonna 30 ch 2 drops 3 times a day
      And Dr recweg 10 no bio combination 3 tab 3 times a day for acute tonsillitis

    • I m having pain in right side tonsil from 2 months. Doctors gave me antibiotics for 15 days but no rest. Somebody told me to take baryta carbonica 200. But I don’t know the dose. Pl. Tell me dose of this medicine. I m 39 year old.

  4. Jay Gandhi Jamatia says:

    Sir, My 4 yrs old daughter has both large tonsils. She suffered from fever, headache &stomach pain,sometimes vomiting. I don’t want to surgery. Kindly give me suggest which is the best medicine for this acute tonsillitis disease.

  5. Harith Nazir says:

    Dear Dr Sharma

    I am 23 years of age. I have had severe cases of Tonsillitis and a regular basis as a child. These occurrences were treated with anti biotic. Now I have a stagnant state of tonsillitis on the right side of my throat that remains there all the time, there is no pain but it I have constant severe body pain and breathing problems as if I’m
    Choking. Of course when I do suffer from severe Tonsillitis when both tonsils are inflamed then the condition is even worse. Could you kindly recommend which remedy would be best suited for my condition please.

    Thank you


  6. I m big fan of ur website..plz solve my daughter issue age 7 years having chronic enlarged tonsils on both side for more than a year..used diff Homeo as u mentioned mostly B. Carbs, bell, Merc Sol, lech but no cure one thing is to say she having enlarged tonsils but no pain plz advice medicine to cure her permenantly.

    • Hasrat ali says:

      Take Dr recweg R1 inflammation drop 10 drop 3 times a day with half cup of warm water
      And Dr recweg 10 no bio combination 3 tab 3 times a day for 2 month

  7. Anisha parajuli says:

    How long do homeopathy medicine take to cure chronic tonsilitis?

  8. Baljinder K says:

    How many times should my child eat Belladonna she is 7 years old

    • Sidra ali says:

      My 3 year old son has large tonsils and adenoids which causes sleep apnea and snoring. His ENT doctor recommended surgery and I really want to avoid that. However, he is often tired. kind of under weight too. He is not taking any medication right now. He is physically very active. I do not want him to go through the surgery. I would appreciate if you can recommend something to shrink the Tonsils and Adenoids?
      He also gets dry coughs easily.

  9. Tanveer kaur says:

    Hello doctor,

    Meri beti 5 saal ki hai. Last 2 month se usey tonsilitis ki problem hai. Uski homeopathy medicine v chal rai hai… Per month 3000 ki homeo medicine le rai hoon doctor se But abhi tak tonsils cure nai huye….
    I m very tensed doctor, kya tonsil cure ho skte hain homeo medicine se…
    Usey sardi jukham bahot jaldi ho jata hai.. Hb count v bahot kam hai.. 9.6 hb hai…
    Please tell me… And help me doctor

  10. Dr Jennifer says:

    My seven year old has extremely enlarged tonsils. I am a chiropractor and we live a holistic lifestyle. She was sick in December and hasn’t been the same since. I am hoping you can tell me for a child her age which homeopathic medicines to use. Thank you so much.

  11. KHAIR MUHAMMAD says:

    sir, my child affected with tonsils please guide me about its treatment and I want to suggest any medicine for his treatment his age is 7 years

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    • Anu Batra says:


      My child affected with tonsils please guide me about its treatment and I want to suggest any medicine for his treatment his age is 3 years…He is ahving an enlarged Adenoids glands and Tonsils, he is breathing thru mouth and snoring because of this..

  14. Samiksha shukla says:

    For quincy hepar sulph is best medicine or not??

  15. chawla says:

    Homoepahic medicine for enlarged Adenoids glands and Tonsils for two year girl, breathing thru mouth and snoring because of this problem,,

    • Smita Singhal says:

      Dose. BC 10..Dr.Reckeweg. for tonsillitis have any side effect..I m giving to my grand child…since his right eye is having redness..

  16. Nandalal baral says:

    . I have tonsilits more than 6 months back itake homeopathy medicine several time different type but sstill remain same one tonsil is enlarge but not pain something feell un easy in my throat .no streo throat no fever no white patches no red .is there any medicine to cure .Dr. advice to remove tonsil .pliz suggests me

  17. Hameedullah says:

    Sir,my daughter who 35,is facing chronic tonsilitis problem with recurrence feature.Timely she gets cured by broad spectrum antibiotics. AT THE SAME TIMES she is ts ASMATIC.Would you please prescribe some homeo medicines to get rid of this problem…,,,,,,,, hameed fromdera Ismail Khan kpk. Pakistan

  18. Sue Olsen says:

    Which remedy do you recommend for parathyroids….and also hyphthalamus

  19. Hi Dr. Sharma,

    I looked through all of this – thank you so much. I’m still not sure which remedy to take. I have what i believe to be is recurrent tonsillitis. It’s not acute, but ongoing mild sore throat (especially once i’ve caught a cold – sore throat keeps recurring), white tonsil stones and more recently whitish abscesses ( i think – i was not sure what they were – they look like internal tonsil stones). I imagine i may have chronic strep although i have not been tested. I also have a dry cough and sometimes feel like i want to gag when i’m brushing my teeth.

    So i was thinking to take the remedy for strep and Bartya Carb? Please please let me know what you think. I have suffered from this for many many years – maybe not all those symptoms, but definitely sore throats and tonsil stones and a dry cough. The abscesses are newer – a year or so, but continuing to show up. Many many thanks!!!!


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