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Homeopathy for Recurrent Tonsillitis

Tonsils are a pair of lymphatic tissue on either side of the back of the throat. It is a part of the first line of defense of the body’s immune system, which filters and traps the bacteria and viruses which enters through the mouth. It helps to produce antibodies and fight any infection. The inflammation of the tonsil is called tonsillitis which is due to an infection. When the tonsils are infected frequently more than 7 times a year, then it can be called as recurrent tonsillitis. It may be contagious or not depending on the cause of the infection.

Tonsillitis can affect all age group but usually, it is a common childhood infection. The most common cause of tonsillitis is a Streptococcal infection, which might lead to serious complications if it is left untreated.


  • Bacterial infection
  • Viral infection


  • Swelling of the tonsils
  • Throat pain
  • Tenderness of the throat
  • Congestion of the throat
  • Yellowish or white coating on the tonsils
  • Blisters or ulcers on the throat
  • Swollen and enlarged glands in and around the neck
  • Hoarseness or loss of voice
  • Loss of appetite
  • Pain in the ear extending from the throat
  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Fever
  • Foul breath

Management of recurrent tonsillitis

  • Try to get plenty of rest
  • Drinks warm fluids
  • Take very light smooth foods, such as porridge
  • Gargle the throat with warm salt water


  • Wash the hands properly when there are sick people around
  • Do not share personal items such as toothbrush, plates, and spoons with others
  • Don’t share water bottles or straws
  • Always cover the mouth when coughing or sneezing
  • Avoid smoking around especially around the children as they are much affected
  • Teach proper personal hygiene and personal care to the children
  • Advice them to avoid sharing food, drinking glasses and water bottles
  • Replace the toothbrush frequently for the children
  • Keep the children at home when they get infected


  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Strep infection
  • Rheumatic fever

Risk factors

Young age: Tonsillitis is most common in children age group of 5 to 15 years.

School and playgroup: They are frequently exposed to viruses or bacteria due to the close contact with other children.

Also Read Tonsils: Common symptoms and Effective Treatments

Homeopathic medicines for Recurrent Tonsillitis


It is indicated for tonsillitis with pain in the ears where the pain from tonsils extends to the ears. Pain worse from swallowing especially hot food and drinks with burning sensation in the throat. Dark red or bluish in appearance with a sensation of a lump in throat. Tonsils are swollen, especially on the right side, sharp shooting pain in the ears, pain at the root of the tongue and pain when the child sticks out their tongue. Constricted feeling in the throat. Swelling in the glands of the neck.


Streptococcinum is an important homeopathic medicine for treating tonsillitis with throat infection. Enlarged swollen tonsils with a tendency to recurrent infections. It is also a very good medicine to treat peritonsillar abscess with purulent discharge.


It is one of the most indicated medicines in homeopathy for tonsillitis. Belladonna is used in all kinds of inflammatory conditions. It can be used in both acute and chronic conditions. It is indicated for pain in the throat on swallowing with congestion and swelling of tonsils. Throat red with mild to moderate fever, headache and malaise. The complaints are worse from cold things and exposure to cold air and better from warm drinks.

Mercurius solubilis

It is indicated for tonsillitis with pain in throat, congestion and, difficulty to drink or eat anything. Increased salivation with increased thirst. The pain is worse at night. Enlarged lymph nodes in the neck and submandibular region accompanied by mild to moderate fever.

Hepar Sulphur

Hepar Sulphur is one of the best homeopathic medicines for recurrent tonsillitis. There is a marked tendency to suppuration. Sensation as if a plug or a splinter in throat. It is also indicated for quinsy with suppuration of tonsils. Stitching pain in the throat extending to the ear. The complaints are accompanied by mild to moderate fever and chilliness. Very chilly patients, cannot tolerate any cold air or cold water.

Calcarea Carbonica

It is a very good medicine for chronic and recurrent tonsillitis. It acts especially well in chubby and obese children. Easily exhausted on slightest physical activity with excessive sweating. The children are very susceptible to catch cold. The tonsils are swollen and enlarged from the slightest exposure to cold. The throat is very painful on swallowing.

Baryta Carbonica

It is the best homeopathic medicine for chronic and recurrent tonsillitis. The tonsils are inflamed, swollen and very painful. Weak subjects with a tendency to catch cold easily. Every cold settles in the throat. Enlarged tonsils, and enlarged glands in the neck. The throat is very painful on swallowing with congestion.

Arsenicum album

It is indicated for tonsillitis when there is a burning pain in the throat. Pain is relieved by warm food or drinks and aggravated by cold food or drinks. The symptoms begin with a nasal discharge and then affect the throat. The pain is worse on the right side.

Ferrum phosphoricum

It is indicated for acute attacks of tonsillitis. The symptoms are slow to develop and are less painful. The throat is red and swollen, especially in the morning. Pain on swallowing which gets better from cold food and drinks. Hoarseness of voice.


It is indicated for tonsillitis where the pain is relieved by swallowing foods and is aggravated by empty swallowing. Sensation of a lump in throat with hoarseness or a complete loss of voice.


It is a left side remedy with pain and swelling of tonsils on the left side. The glands are swollen and the throat is very sensitive to touch. The throat appears red or purplish in hue. Constant tickling or a sensation of a splinter in the throat. The pains are worse by empty swallowing or drinking warm or hot liquids, and are better when swallowing the foods.

Some of the best homeopathic medicine for recurrent tonsillitis available in the market for recurrent tonsillitis are Schwabe India’s Tonsillitis combo, Alpha-Tons, Bio combination No. 10, etc.

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