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Tonsillitis refers to a condition where the tonsils get inflamed. This is most often caused by either a bacterial or a viral infection. Symptoms are mainly a sore throat and elevated body temperature (fever.) When the tonsilitis is caused by bacteria that belong to the genus A streptococcus, it is typically referred to as a "strep throat." The overwhelming majority of people recover completely with or without medication. In 40%, symptoms will resolve in three days, and within one week in 85% of people, regardless of whether streptococcal infection is present or not.

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Tonsillitis refers to a condition where the tonsils get inflamed. This is most often caused by either a bacterial or a viral infection. Symptoms are mainly a sore throat and elevated body temperature (fever.) When the tonsilitis is caused by bacteria that belong to the genus A streptococcus, it is typically referred to as a "strep throat." The overwhelming majority of people recover completely with or without medication. In 40%, symptoms will resolve in three days, and within one week in 85% of people, regardless of whether streptococcal infection is present or not.
 
There are several symptoms of tonsillitis including the presence of: a sore throat, red, swollen tonsils, pain when swallowing, fever, coughing, headache, fatigue, chills, white pus-filled spots on tonsil, swollen lymph nodes (in neck) and pain in the ears and neck.

In cases of acute tonsillitis, the surface of the tonsil may be bright red and with visible white areas or streaks of pus (white spots.)

The most common cause is viral infection and includes adenovirus, rhinovirus, influenza, coronavirus, and respiratory syncytial virus. In rare cases, tonsilitis can also be caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (a herpes virus,) or cytomegalovirus. In these cases it is referred to as glandular fever (also referred to as infectious mononucleosis or "mono".)

Infectious microbes are in our internal and external environments all the time, and we are constantly coming into contact with them. Responding to them helps build our natural immunity, and our tonsils are an important part of the body’s immune system.  They are the respiratory system’s first line of defence so it’s important to look after your tonsils and keep them working well for you.

Under 'normal' circumstances, when viruses and bacteria enter the body through the nose and mouth, they are 'filtered' by the tonsils. Within the tonsils (an immunological fort, connected to the lymphatics,) white blood cells help fend off the viruses or bacteria by producing inflammatory cytokines (immune system chemical 'hormones',) which also lead to fever (the temperature elevation is meant to help stem the growing infection by denaturing enzymes responsible for cell replication.) The infection may also be present in the throat and surrounding areas, causing inflammation of the pharynx (throat canal).

Another contributing factor to tonsillitis is unexpressed emotional distress.  The mouth and throat area is the 'avenue of expression' – our main channel of communication.  Holding back something that needs to be said can be an underlying cause of irritation and inflammation in the throat, manifesting in tonsillitis.

There are natural remedies available that may help alleviate the symptoms of tonsillitis and also help boost the immune system's natural ability to fend off infections. These mainly work by boosting and assisting existing immune function. Vitamin C, echinacea and garlic are beneficial for this.

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  • Excellent booster for winter

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    very grateful to have won some of this as I have auto immune disease and fibromyalgia so good health days are a constant battle. since starting this I have recovered from a nasty virus and find my energy levels have improved. it is very easy to take, my kids were keen to try it. I take a lot supplements to try and manage my health issues as naturally as possible and have found this one a great boost. highly recommended!

    Tui

    6/08/17

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    Love these. Absolutely hate getting a sore throat and I also hate the taste of "strepsil"-like lozenges. These are great tasting, gentle on a sore throat and genuinely soothing.

    Jenny

    31/07/17

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    These are the best lozenges I have ever tried. They are excellent for a sore throat even to stop a coughing fit. As soon as I start to feel unwell or the slightest scratchy throat I take one of these. I prefer the 'Honey and Olive', the 'Lemon and Honey' is too sharp for my tongue, but that is my personal preference if I don't have the one I will take the other. My family is so impressed that they are all using Comvita Lozenges. The individually wrapped lozenges are great for carrying around in hand bags and pockets we always have a supply with us.

    Pauli

    31/07/17

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