Pharyngotonsillitis by Dr. Alexandra Kosmarikou

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Graduated from the School of Medicine of the University of Parma, Italy

Postgraduate Degrees: Postgraduate Diploma of Specialization Level II “Nutrition in Childhood” awarded by the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Parma, Italy with a grade of “Excellent”

Medical specialty: Pediatric Specialist (Medical Specialty Title, Pediatric License)

Associations in which she is a member: Medical Association of Patras, Hellenic Pediatric Society, Hellenic Society of Homeopathic Medicine

Dr. Alexandra Kosmarikou June 16, 2023

Inflammation of the pharynx combined with inflammation of the tonsils is called pharyngotonsillitis. It is a common infection in children throughout the year and is usually caused by viruses. Group A β-haemolytic streptococcus is the most common cause of bacterial pharyngeal infection.
Pain and difficulty in swallowing are the most characteristic symptoms of pharyngotonsillitis, which are also the most annoying for the child. The most common accompanying symptoms are fever, runny nose, cough and swollen cervical lymph nodes.

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Tips for dealing with tonsillitis naturally:

  • Do not force the child to take solid food if he does not want it.
  • Encourage him to drink plenty of fluids regularly.
  • Avoid foods with extreme temperatures.
  • Avoid hard foods that can injure it such as toast, bread crust, etc.
  • Prefer foods with a creamy texture such as yogurt, soups, etc.
  • Avoid strong seasonings (salt, pepper, lemon, vinegar).
  • Use topical propolis sprays or have the older child gargle with propolis.
  • Administer the appropriate homeopathic medicines, after consultation with your doctor.