Home Remedies to Shrink Enlarged Adenoids and Tonsils

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Home Remedies to Shrink Enlarged Adenoids and Tonsils

Open your mouth wide and you will see two small tissues on either side of the back of your throat. These are your tonsils. Higher up at the back of your throat and not visible to the naked eye are a pair of glands known as the adenoids. Both the tonsils and adenoids are responsible for protecting the body from bacterial and viral infections. As a result of fending off harmful bacteria, viruses and pollutants, the tonsils and adenoids are themselves vulnerable to infections. Swollen or infected tonsils or adenoids are a common complaint in children. Toddlers and children who develop swollen adenoids or enlarged tonsils suffer from symptoms such as congestion of the nasal passages, sore throats, difficulty swallowing, breathlessness, headaches, earaches, and swollen lymph nodes in the neck. Natural Treatment:

Traditional medical treatments for enlarged adenoids and tonsils may prove too strong for toddlers and children. In such cases, natural remedies to reduce the swelling and alleviate symptoms are preferable. However, before beginning any new treatment or alternative therapy, always consult with your doctor or paediatrician. Certain herbs and home remedies may counteract with medications and cause other side effects and complications. Popular home remedies for enlarged tonsils and adenoids are as follows: * Gargle with warm salt water to reduce the swelling and pain caused by enlarged adenoids and tonsils * Mix honey and lime juice in a glass of warm water and make the child sip on this soothing drink to treat a sore throat and reduce nasal congestion * Blend fresh cucumbers, carrots, and beets into a healthy juice. To this add some lime juice and give this to your 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 to a glass of warm milk. Drink this concoction just before...
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