I have had issues with my tonsils my entire life. The first time I got strep was 2 years old, and I had it 16 times between the ages of 4-6. My pediatrician put me on 3 straight months of antibiotics at that point, since my parents would not have them removed. I’ve only had strep a handful of times since then, but my tonsils have been a continual battle since. They are almost always swollen, and more often than not, sore and red. Sometimes they get a white stringy infection on them, which has tested negative for strep every time, and I have continual tonsil stones. I have recently been talking to my doctor about just getting them taken out. Since he is a naturopath, he would rather try to treat them before removing them, since I have never tried natural methods to help them. As he put it, I have been fighting them for 21 years, and what’s a few extra months trying to treat and repair the problem before deciding on cutting out lymphatic tissue permanently. I agree that it’s worth a shot, and his last treatment worked amazingly well (I had been battling some form of long term infection for years that sucked all my energy, multiple rounds of antibiotics from my GP had not cleared it up ot helped in the least, and after 3 months on a couple homeopathic supplements, my elevated white blood cell count dropped to normal and I feel like myself again- energetic and not sick).
Anyways, he said that my tonsils are eroding because of such long term inflammation and infection. He gave me 2 supplements, one to clear out scar tissue and the “erosion” and another to help rebuild new healthy tissue. I’m seeing him again in 3 months to review if they’ve helped, and if not, then he will asses whether or not recommending they are removed and referring me to a specialist. I ran out of time because I had to get back to work, and I never really got to ask what exactly it means to have eroding tonsils? How exactly do they “erode” and what sort of health implications does eroded lymph tissue have? Thanks for your answers!
Also, I am not asking your opinion on homeopathic treatments. My naturopathic doctor is very good about referring me to a specialist if he feels traditional medicine is necessary or should be used in conjunction with my natural treatments.
As I was saying, I am not asking personal opinions on natural medicine. I’m still slightly skeptical of it myself. However, all I know is I had a serious issue that was negatively impacting my life for a couple years, and not getting better in the least with traditional medicine, and it had nothing to do with my tonsils btw. After giving homeopathic medicine a try as a last resort to get my life back, I found it worked absolute miracles. It is why I’m giving it another try for another seemingly incurable ling term problem before hacking out part of my body.