In the present changing times, more and more diseases are being diagnosed and new medicines are being prepared to treat them. But, sadly these medicines come with the possibility of side effects. These side effects may vary from person to person ranging from slight inconveniences like dizziness to more profound chronic health problems. Homeopathy, though slower in healing, is one of the safer and healthier alternatives to allopathic medicines. This is the reason it is becoming increasingly popular these days. Clinical adenoid cases are becoming increasingly prevalent owing to the rise in infections due to weakening immunity. Let us have a peek into the whereabouts of adenoids and the Homeopathic treatments available.
What are Adenoids?
Adenoids are the lymphatic tissues that are found in the pharynx (behind the nose and the mouth). They are present at birth and function until the child is about 7 to 8 years old. The function of the adenoids is to protect the respiratory system from the viruses and other foreign bodies that cause infections. Later, mostly after 10 to 12 years of age, they shrink in size and seize their functioning as the immune system is well equipped to handle the infections by then.
How Do the Adenoids Function?
When there is the presence of any foreign body, the adenoids expand in size and prevent their entering into the respiratory system. Once this infection is cured, the adenoids shrink back to their original size. However, recurring infections which may not allow them to return to their original size result in the chronic expansion of the adenoids. This may result in various symptoms like sleep apnea (interruptions to breathing during sleep), dry mouth, oral odour, extreme sleepiness during the day, breathing through the mouth( which can be solved by having a nasal mask near you) , ear and lung infections and so on.
What are the treatments available?
Conventional medicines advice the surgical removing of the adenoids when such symptoms arise. But, they have a tendency to regrow. So, surgery is not a feasible option for those who do not want to have repeated surgeries. There are, however, other treatment options like Homoeopathy where there is no surgery involved and the results are often promising and long lasting. This also negates the necessity of bio-waste management, as there is no surgery involved.
How does Homeopathic Treatment differ from conventional treatment?
While conventional treatment aims to treat only the symptoms, Homeopathy aims to treat the root cause of the symptoms. Homeopathic medicines strengthen the immune system in addition to treating the symptoms, thus preventing the condition from recurring. This prevents the frequent catching of respiratory infections, thus minimizing the functions of the adenoids. This root-focused treatment also helps in dealing with the chronic tendency of regrowth of the adenoids.
What are the Homeopathic Medicines administered for Adenoids?
Homeopathic medicines are administered considering the symptoms and the body nature of each individual patients. The medicines are mostly administered orally or through injections using EZ io (what is ez io?). Some of the generally administered Homeopathic medicines are as follows:
- Baryta Carb – This is one of the top-rated Homeopathic medicines prescribed for enlarged adenoids with frequent colds. Children who are prescribed with Baryta Carb may also have symptoms of retarded development.
- Calcarea Carb and Natrum Mur – They are effective when it comes to children who are of a fatty and flabby constitution with enlarged adenoids. Other symptoms that may require the prescription of this medicine are blocked nose with yellow discharge, discharge from ears, difficulty in hearing, increased sneezing, etc. Here, the child will have a good appetite, but will not gain weight.
Homeopathic medicines can help handle enlarged adenoids in children and these two are the most common medicines prescribed for them. Without any doubt, Homeopathy does not have any side effects as compared to the conventional system of medicine. Those who do not want to take the risk of side effects may gladly embrace Homeopathy as an effective cure.
This article is intended for informational purposes only. If you have any questions or are considering any recommendations, please consult your health practitioner.