The tonsils are two small glands on each side of the throat that are visible through an open mouth. They may become inflamed from a viral infection and less commonly a bacterial infection. This most often occurs in preschool to teenage children. The symptoms include a sore throat, difficulty in swallowing, red and swollen tonsils, a fever and possibly a stomachache. Bacterial infections (see images on the right) will typically also affect the uvula and will include white spots on the inflamed area. In years past tonsillitis was addressed often with surgery but that is no longer practiced except in cases of severe chronic infection.
Older children – add 2 – 3 drops of Protective Blend to a mouthful of water and gargle for as long as possible, then swallow. Repeat every 1 – 2 hours. (Oregano is also effective but must be diluted carefully or used on bottoms of feet)
Younger children – add 2 – 3 drops of Protective Blend to a spoonful of applesauce and swallow. Repeat this every 1 – 2 hours .
Youngest children – dilute Protective Blend with a carrier oil and apply topically to the throat area every 1 -2 hours.
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