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How To Get Rid Of Strep Throat Naturally

September 12, 2019


Have you ever had a sore throat or a chronic
strep throat? This video talks about what you can do about
it, the effect of your tonsils on your health and some natural treatment considerations
for strep throat. We’re going to talk about strep throat treatments
and what this video is about is about strep throat, what happens in the throat, how it’s
related to the tonsils, is it affected by the sinuses, and what natural treatment alternatives
there are to antibiotic therapy for strep throat. Strep throat is a bacterial infection that
causes inflammation and pain in the throat. This is a common condition that’s caused by
group A strep bacterium. Strep throat can affect children and adults
of all ages, however, it’s especially common in children between the ages of about 5 and
15. Sneezing and coughing can spread the infection
from one person to another. And the severity of the strep throat can vary
from person to person, some people experience mild symptoms like a sore throat or otherwise,
people have more severe symptoms including fever, difficulty swallowing, and sometimes
if it drink lemonade or orange juice, it feels like you’re drinking rusty razor blades. Now that common symptoms with strep throat
include a sudden fever, especially if it’s over about 101 degrees, a sore red throat
with white patches, headaches, chills, loss of appetite, swollen lymph nodes in the neck
or trouble swallowing. The symptoms of strep throat typically develop
within about 5 days to exposure to the bacterium. Now there’s this special immune system tissues
in the throat called tonsils and tonsils health, basically what they do is they filter infection
in the throat region. The tonsils are in the back of the throat,
one on each side and if they haven’t been removed, you can see them peeking at you when
you open your mouth and you say “ahh” if you open your mouth wide open in front of the
mirror. Now if ever possible, we like to save tonsils. This isn’t different when it used to be in
the 70’s and the 80’s when we took them out all the time but both are part of the immune
system, both of those glands and they’re similar to lymph nodes and the glands that you can
feel in the front of your neck. Now as part of the immune system, the tonsils
fight infection. They’re the first line in defense in the throat
and when they’re doing their job fighting infections, you get a sore throat. The tonsils usually swell a bit and get red
and that’s what’s happening. Now the connection between the tonsils doing
their job and strep throat is it’s the common cause on tonsillitis in patients, it’s the
strep infection and before we had the antibiotic, removing tonsils was one way to combat reoccurring
strep infection. Now as soon as Penicillin started it, one
of the first antibiotics came along, we instantly had an effective non surgical treatment for
strep tonsillitis but antibiotics can be overused, over prescribed and there are some natural
considerations. We haven’t seen the antibiotic resistant that
our ability to treat other bacterial infection. Children who get a lot of strep infection
and some children have recurrent strep, sometimes multiple times each and that’s because their
immune system isn’t healthy and sometimes they can get tonsillar crypts or tonsillar
abscesses or chronic places for the bacteria to logged in, and for those children, doctors
often recommend taking the tonsils out. Now that one common thing with strep infection
is that they’re almost recoverable and this makes tonsillectomy something that we used
to do, there’s certainly a time and a place for them but if we can get the body healthy,
we can reduce the strep infections and the natural history of the illness is to improve. Now the important thing to remember about
a tonsil removable or tonsillectomy, it’s like any surgery, it’s not without risk. So whenever possible, you want to save those
glands and it’s just not like a routine where it’s like getting a B12 shot or something,
compared to other surgical procedures, the risk is low but it’s not 0. Now a consideration for a tonsillectomy can
be very helpful for persons that have tonsils that are so large that they block the airway
or they’re touching at the back of the throat. Here’s some considerations on what to do for
chronic strep infections. Number one, drink lots and lots of water,
avoid your sugar intake because that seems to decrease the ability of the immune system
to respond and some natural treatments, some of the neatest things to do or combinition
of miosotas which is a lymphatic drainer, echinacea either in the orthomolecular form
or the pill form or as a tincture, I think it works better as a tincture. Increasing your calcium levels, an herb called
Lomatium is really effective for that and also something called Immune Power from Natures
NX. There’s lots of different things you could
do upregulate your immune system and if your immune system is healthy, you are healthy.Some
of the advance natural medical ways to take care of chronic strep infections, there is
something neat that you can do for chronic tonsils called neural therapy where you take
a syringe and a fine needle and you can actually inject the upper pole and the lower pole of
each tonsils with a B Vitamin, you can get those to flush, there’s also a way where you
can put a little suction cup on the tonsils and you can pump on it, it actually sucks
the infection out, gargling with honey and cayenne pepper is a really effective thing,
I also recommend people do some gargling with dilute hydrogen peroxide, 3% dilution, you
can gargle it in the mouth, hydrogen peroxide is really really effective for chronic strep
infections and then there’s also something called endonasal technique where you could
adjust the cranial sutures of the skull, it’s a chiropractic therapy that my great grandfather
taught my grandfather, my grandfather taught my dad and my dad taught me, where you can
actually improve the function and the structure of the skull. So water, sleep, immune system, some natural
stimulating things like lomatium, miosotas, echinacea, immune power are all effective
ways to upregulate the immune system and help it to be healthy. Now everything that’s done in medicine, it’s
really important we can save those tonsils as much as possible. If we make your immune system healthy, we
can reduce the onset, the inset and severity of chronic strep infections. It’s not an antibiotic deficiency disease,
you don’t always have to get your tonsils out. We just covered the video on what to do about
sore throat and strep throat, how to make your tonsils healthier and what you can do
to prevent recurrent infections. If you like the video, please make sure that
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