Treatment gland folk remedies
Open your mouth, and you will see two small outgrowth on either side of the rear wall of the throat. These are your tonsils. Above on the back wall of the pharynx and not visible to the naked eye a pair of glands known as adenoids. Both tonsils and adenoids are responsible for protecting the body from bacterial and viral infections. As a result to fend off harmful bacteria, viruses and harmful substances, tonsils and adenoids are themselves vulnerable to infection.
Swollen or infected tonsils or adenoids is a common complaint in children. Toddlers and children who develop swollen adenoids or enlarged tonsils are suffering from symptoms such as congestion of the nasal passages, sore throat, difficulty swallowing, shortness of breath, headaches and swollen lymph nodes in the neck.
Traditional treatments for enlarged adenoids and tonsils may be too strong for toddlers and children. In such cases, natural remedies to reduce the swelling and ease the symptoms of preferable. However, before starting any new treatment or alternative therapy, always consult your doctor or a pediatrician. Some herbs and home remedies can counteract with medications and cause side effects and complications.
Popular home remedies for enlarged tonsils and adenoids as follows:
Gargle with warm salt water to reduce swelling and pain caused by enlarged adenoids and tonsils.
Mix honey and lemon juice in a glass of warm water and encourage your child to drink this soothing drink to treat sore throat and reduce nasal congestion
Blend fresh cucumbers, carrots and beets in healthy juices. To this add some lime juice and give it to the child to drink at least once a day. The antioxidants in the vegetables help boost immunity and prevent infections
Add a pinch of turmeric powder and black pepper powder in a glass of warm milk. Drink this decoction before bedtime as it helps relieve and reduce the pain and swelling
Honey can be used to shrink the adenoids is very effective. Honey has pronounced antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce enlarged adenoids and treat symptoms like pain and soreness. Just add a few drops of lemon juice and a pinch of pepper powder to a teaspoon of honey. Give this mixture to your child at least twice a day to experience positive results.
Shrink the tonsils with the help of herbs such as sage and Echinacea, which help fight any infection and reduce swelling. You can make your toddler gargle a mixture of sage and warm water to reduce inflammation. Echinacea can be taken as a tea or in capsule form. Echinacea helps strengthen the immune system and prevents recurrent infections.
Wrap a few ice cubes in a towel and place this cold compress on the throat. The cold helps reduce swelling and pain
If your child is old enough, let them do steam inhalations will help to relieve the chest and nasal passages. Young children can be stored in a hot steamy bathroom for some time until, until the symptoms decrease.
Mix one teaspoon of fresh ginger juice with a teaspoon of honey and two teaspoons of warm water. You make the child gargle with this mixture for instant relief from pain and swelling.
Mash fresh figs and mix with honey. Let your child eat it at least once a day to help speed up the healing process.
Some children also react badly to the cold breeze so keep the head, ears and throat covered at all times
To stop your child not to talk too much to relax the throat and accelerate the healing process
Use a humidifier to moisturize the air and soothe your toddler’s sore throat
In most cases, the adenoids and tonsils will shrink to normal size after a few days of such natural remedies. Only in cases, when the symptoms become more severe or the condition becomes chronic your doctor recommended to use more aggressive treatments such as antibiotics or surgery.
Change your baby’s diet can also help reduce inflammation and speed up the recovery process:
Your child should drink at least eight glasses of water a day to keep the balance. In addition to water, he can drink clear soups, warm soups, herbal teas and fresh juices fruit and vegetable.
Avoid beverages that are too acidic such as citrus juices and yogurt, because they can exacerbate the symptoms
Avoid junk foods and food products, fatty, fried and spicy.
With swallowing may be difficult, it has products that are soft and creamy. Boiled vegetables, mashed potatoes, cooked oatmeal, jello, scrambled eggs and baked fruit are all great options.
Avoid foods and snacks, hard and crunchy, such as chips, hard breads, nuts, since they can increase inflammation.