JUST UNPACKED! MARCH GUT HEALTH DEALS SHOP NOW
🌿 PLANT POWER STORE: YOUR LITTLE CORNER FOR ALL THINGS PLANT BASED NOW OPEN

100% SECURE

Online Shopping

FREE DELIVERY

orders over R1000*

Q&A Topics

Tonsillitis


Yesheen (dr.) Singh Medical Doctor View profile

Dear N



Thank you for your question. A chronically swollen tonsil is not something to let slide. The tonsils are glands like any other in the body and form of part of our defense system against the world at large. Usually they flare up when an invader is trying to break through but the body either gets rid of the invading molecule or you develop a systemic immune response. Either way the gland will return to normal size within 1-3 weeks. Eight months is way too long.



There are other conditions that result in prolonged enlarged lymph nodes apart from infection. These are to numerous to discuss in this forum. I would strognyl advise that you make an appointment with a health care practitioner, either myself or someone else, to have the underlying cause of the enlarged lymph node explained.



You can contact me via www.healthnation.co.za for an appointment.



Many thanks and warm regards

Yesheen Singh

Yesheen (dr.) Singh Medical Doctor View profile

Dear K

Thank you for your question. Firstly I think that it is horrendous that you have had six bouts of tonsillitis this year. For an adult to have such a poorly functioning immune system means that there is something seriously wrong. Cutting your tonsils out will simply be shooting the messenger. It won't do anything to change the fact that your body is in a perpetual state of full alert, with all sorts of immune cells flooding your system at the drop of a hat. Your doctor is correct in that you should not have any further antibiotics. In fact s/he should have stopped after the second course and done further investigations such as a swab culture. Celestamine is a steroid that is a pharmaceutical attempt to try and suppress your immune response. But this has far reaching side-effects. I would seriously consider further investigation and appropriate lifestyle modification. There are alternates to rebooting your immune system, helping your body to recover naturally from this immense level of stress it is under. You can contact me at www.healthnation.co.za for an appointment if you would like a tailored program for yourself.

General steps to begin with would be to use an appropriate probiotic, at least twice daily on an empty stomach. I would also begin a high-dose Omega 3 supplement. Your diet needs to be adjusted to cut out all foods that may be contributing to the immune response and you need to begin an activity program that supports your recovery instead of hindering it. I would also request a swab culture of your tonsillar surface, as well as a blood test to ascertain the state of key nutrients in your system.

Please don't hesitate to contact me for further advice.

Many thanks and warm regards

Yesheen

Sean (dr.) Gomes Medical Doctor View profile

We have to re look at some of the causes of sore throats. If it was bacterial, it would have responded well to antibiotics, so in your case it could very well be linked to a viral infection. Viruses do not respond to antibiotics. If your immunity is good your body should be able to make the appropriate antibodies to fight this off. I am not sure why the tonsils have been removed but that is considered a key lymph station in fighting off infection. This is now removed, but the problem is still persisting. Obviously you will have to maximize your immunity. Your immunity must be built up very carefully. A starting point would be to take Heel Lymphomysot to assist building your lymphatic and immune system. A simple home remedy would be to mix a pinch of turmeric and ginger powder in a spoon of honey and have this a few times in a day. This will also help soothe the throat. Should the problem persist further, you may need to make an appointment to see an ENT specialist so that he can examine your throat more closely. Regards Reena (Resident Homoeopath and Natural Medicine Dispensary Consultant)

Sean (dr.) Gomes Medical Doctor View profile

I would recommend you visit an Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) specialist to get to the bottom of your problem. It sounds like your symptoms are coming from your throat and not your lungs. An ENT Specialist would be able to have a close look at your tonsils and vocal chords with an endoscope to see what is the cause of your symptoms. The fact that you are getting recurrent bouts of tonsillitis as an adult would make you a very likely candidate for a tonsillectomy. Kind regards Dr Sean Gomes MD


Please Note:

The Wellness Q & A is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to diagnose or provide treatment for any condition. If you have any concerns about your health, you should always consult directly with your healthcare professional. Wellness Warehouse will not be liable for any errors in the Wellness Q & A, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon. The advice on the Wellness Q & A is not comprehensive and does not replace the assessment and advice of your own healthcare professional. Consultation with your healthcare professional is extremely important if you are experiencing persistent or severe symptoms.

Caution:

Consult your doctor, healthcare professional, and/or pharmacist before using any supplements or before making any changes in prescribed medications. If you have a chronic illness or routinely take prescribed or over-the-counter (OTC) medication, or you are pregnant or breastfeeding, it is extremely important to consult your doctor, healthcare professional, and/or pharmacist before taking any new medication. Do not stop taking any prescription medication without consultation and guidance from your doctor.

Unfortunately we are out of stock online, but don't worry!
If you fill in your details below, we will notify you the moment we have stock again

Alternatively you can find and contact your nearest store with our online store locator. Find Your Nearest Store

×

or

Don't have an account? Click below to register.

×

or

Don't have an account? Click below to register.

×

Oops! Unfortunately there seems to be an error with your payment.

Please try again, otherwise contact us for help.


Error Message:

×

SnapScan is a cashless and cardless payment method that lets you pay securely with your smartphone. You can use the app on iPhone, Android and most BlackBerry phones.

If you don't have Snapscan installed, you can download it here

To use SnapScan, choose it from our list of payment options. Open the app and scan the QR code on your screen. Follow the instructions on your phone. Once payment has been made successfully, click the "I have made payment. Place order" button.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.

×

Are you sure you want to cancel this recurring order?

×
×
Item has been added to your cart.
Continue shopping
×
Item has been removed from your cart.
Continue shopping
×

Unfortunately we don't have enough stock. *
Continue to add to cart.

* Please note that we do not guarantee that items will be in stock. This is merely an indicative quantity

Should you wish to purchase more, please contact us at support@wellnesswarehouse.com
and we will do our best to organise more stock for you.

×

Unfortunately we are out of stock online.

Should you wish to purchase more, please contact us at support@wellnesswarehouse.com
and we will do our best to organise more stock for you.

×

×
×

or

Don't have an account? Click below to register.

×

Create new wishlist


×

Add to wishlist


Select wishlist

×

Send via Email


×

Are you sure you want to delete "{wishlist_name}" wishlist?

×
×