Unhealthy tonsils are rising in our society
It is a general trend that more and more persons are complaining about tonsil stones, tonsillitis or sore throat. In general, this is not surprising regarding the little attention devoted to the health of our tonsils. Let us explain to you the story behind this rise of tonsil-related complaints.
Tonsillectomy lost ground to antibiotics.
In the past, people having any trouble with their tonsils such as chronic tonsillitis or tonsils stones, etc., would have their tonsils removed through a surgery called a tonsillectomy.
Nowadays, due to the improvement of antibiotics, surgery is no longer the standard treatment for tonsil problems. As a matter of fact, in 1959, 1.4 million tonsillectomies were performed in the United States. This number had dropped to 260,000 by 1987. As a result, more kids and adults still have their tonsils and bear all the uncomfortable consequences that are related to poor tonsil hygiene. These unpleasant consequences are caused by the fact that antibiotics focus on a temporary cure of the tonsil illness. Consequently, they don’t help to raise the overall standard hygiene of the tonsils. This overall oral hygiene is urgently needed to avoid the inconvenient side effects of a bad tonsil hygiene such as tonsil stones, tonsillitis, sore throats, etc.
Doctors don’t seem to know that “Viruses can’t be killed by antibiotics” and patients are paying the price!
According to a study done by Harvard university researchers, they found out that a lot of antibiotics are wrongly prescribed for sore throat and acute bronchitis. This leads to drug-resistant bacteria which become more and more difficult to treat. Consequently, a patient receiving a lot of antibiotics will face more illness conditions in the future.
“Harvard University researchers analyzed the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey and National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey and determined that doctors prescribed antibiotics in 60 percent of visits for sore throats and 73 percent of visits for acute bronchitis. The antibiotic prescribing rate should be about 10 percent for sore throats and nearly zero for acute bronchitis.”
“The inappropriate use of antibiotics adds to the creation of drug-resistant bacteria, or “superbugs,” which are very difficult to treat and are a public health threat.”
The vicious circle of ill tonsils
To sum up, if you have to deal frequently with tonsil-related illness, 50 years ago you would have undergone a tonsillectomy and your complaints would be mostly gone. However, today, you will have to take antibiotics again and again to cure tonsil-related illness.
As it wasn’t enough to get ill tonsils and having to take prescribed antibiotics, in most cases those antibiotics aren’t adapted to your type of illness! This thereby creates bacteria that are day after day more resistant to antibiotics and more difficult to cure. Moreover, your tonsils will be less effective at performing their task which leaves you less defended against other pathogens.
Our three-tools tonsil kit is a much better way to achieve a good tonsil hygiene and getting rid of tonsil stones, sore throats and tonsillitis.