The throat is the essential passage through which we take in air, either directly or through the nose. The air that we breathe contains many pollutants (for example, cigarette smoke or environmental pollution) as well as everyday airborne germs that can irritate the immune system and lead to throat problems.
The throat also contains our tonsils, which are two sacs of lymphatic tissue situated at the back of the throat. Tonsils are extremely important in protecting the body, as they are the first real organs to encounter any foreign particles we breathe in. Tonsils also produce antibodies that are essential in helping the immune system to fight off illness and infection.
The tonsils are small, removable organs, and these guards of the body are often removed due to irritation or infection. Doctors today are more aware of the important role of the tonsils in immune functioning, and a tonsillectomy is seen more as a last resort than first course of action, although this is still fairly standard practice for children who suffer from recurring throat and tonsil worries. In these cases, Throat and Tonsil Dr. can provide relief during tonsillectomy recovery.
However, once the tonsils have been removed, children lose a very important line of defense and may be more susceptible to irritants, allergens, and germs. It is therefore important to be sure that there are no other options before agreeing to remove these watchdogs of the body.
The natural way
A lot can be done to support the throat and obtain tonsil health naturally. The throat can be soothed through natural herbal teas, honey in warm water, or lemon-infused water. It is also helpful to avoid smoking and drinking excessive alcohol – both of which are particularly harsh irritants for the throat.
Natural remedies have been used in traditional medicine for thousands of years to support the healthy functioning of the throat and tonsils, while also acting as immune system tonics to encourage the normal and efficient defense against pathogens and routine recovery.