Tonsilitis, Elaine Aggravates

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Written by Elaine Lewis

Another exciting Quiz; try to guess the remedy!

Shana, let’s begin the ceremonial photographing of the salad.


Take a picture of dinner!!!!

Mom, I don’t think people care what we’re eating!

Shana, we are here to set an example for people the world over who have forgotten that food grows on trees.

I thought that was money.

Only in your case, Shana. Now, here we have a lovely salad which, by the way, should be the centerpiece of everyone’s meal! It can be supplemented by a sweet potato or whole grain bread or any other whole food that’s to your liking but, this should be at the center.

What’s in the salad tonight, Mom?

Well, last night we had freshly cooked salmon in our salad but tonight it’s just the usual lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, onions and grated raw milk cheddar cheese with ranch dressing. The great thing about salad is that you can include any vegetable you want! Try to stay away from packaged food; they’re adding things to the food that have no business being there, and they’re not selecting quality food, either; whatever’s cheapest! Is that what you would pick for yourself? If you eat like what you see in this picture, you will not have health problems–which brings us to tonight’s quiz!

Nice segue, Mom! Whose case is it this time?

It’s the brother of one of our regular quiz answerers! He had tonsilitis, which he blamed on me!

Mom, how is that possible?

Well, oddly enough, Shana, I was taking his case, and I saw that his diet was nothing but meat and white flour products like pizza and spaghetti, and coffee! So, of course, he wanted a remedy and not a lecture on food, which was what he got! Since he claimed to be a socialist and a conspiracy theorist, I asked him, “Why are you eating food prepared by the Ruling Class? It’s the biggest conspiracy going! They put things in the food like sugar and MSG to addict you to it and make you fat so you’ll be sure to buy more! Stop eating corporate food!” Well, that went over like a lead balloon!

You mean like CIA agents at Fidel Castro’s birthday?

Exactly! Anyway, he said I made him so angry, he broke out in tonsilitis!

You have that effect on people, Mom…. Maybe we should add this to the Complete Repertory.


“Tonsilitis, Elaine agg.”

Hey, that’s a good idea….I’d become famous! Start the case, Shana!

…rolling, and…speed!





1. Describe the complaint or complaints in your own words in as much detail as you can. Don’t forget to include the onset (did the complaint come on suddenly or gradually)?

Suddenly. I felt swollen throat, especially in the tonsils. Both sides. The right tonsil is a little more worst. Pain in tonsils when swallowing. I saw pus in both tonsils and a little redness. I also have fever with periodicity but I can’t tell for sure the pattern.


2. Etiology-this means the CAUSE, if you know it. What was going on at, or around, the time of the occurrence?

The only thing I can think of is the disappointment I felt when I read your mail. I didn’t expect you to be judgemental, for example the part that said, Listen, all you’re doing is helping the Ruling Class, you’re buying their food!” 

As I said, this is a layer, the layer makes me crave junk food.


3. Sensation-describe the pain or other feeling you have.

When I swallow the pain shoots in the right ear.


4. Appearance – anything remarkable? Red skin, droopy eyes, etc.?

My eyes looks like I was crying; wet and a bit reddish.


5. Location-where on the body is your complaint located?


Throat- tonsils.


6. Modalities –


Warm drinks and sleeping ameliorates, Worse from Cold air and cold drinks and on swallowing even my saliva.

7. Concomitants


Feel numbness in forehead, I am sweating in various places.

8. Discharges


Thick saliva


9. Generals-


I feel numbness in head, I feel hot, Thirsty for warm drinks. I feel hunger but I cant eat because I feel bloated in abdomen. I want to be alone.


10. The mentals

I feel cheerful today. But not yesterday.


11. What have you been saying?


I wanna go home.


12. What are you doing?


I am sitting alone and watching tv or internet.


13. Describe your thirst and appetite


Thirsty, almost 15 glasses per day. I prefer warm drinks, not hot. I feel hunger but I cant eat, I feel bloated abdomen which never bothered my hunger before.


14. Fever?


37.5-38 Celsius. With periodicity but cant tell exactly the pattern.


15. Sweating?

I am sweating a lot.


16. Odors?




17. What is most striking, peculiar or identifying about your condition?


Lots of saliva, especially drooling during sleep.


18. Is there a diagnosis?


Tonsilitis. But I had them removed. It is happening often in a year since I had them removed. But the last two years it is happening almost every 2 months, especially when I am stressed or bothered big time for something.


19. Describe your energy


I have a very good energy. A bit of cheerful.


Get your answers in folks: [email protected], let me know what you think and the answer will be in next month’s ezine.

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About the author

Elaine Lewis

Elaine Lewis, D.Hom., C.Hom.
Elaine is a passionate homeopath, helping people offline as well as online. Contact her at [email protected]
Elaine is a graduate of Robin Murphy's Hahnemann Academy of North America and author of many articles on homeopathy including her monthly feature in the Hpathy ezine, "The Quiz". Visit her website at: and


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