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Home Remedies For Tonsillitis

Posted Nov 27 2010 7:53pm
Fever, chills and soar throat. That's how my week went. Three days of fever and thought it was flu. My soar throat hurts and I thought it was phlegm. Turns out it was Tonsillitis.

Tonsillitis (also pharyngotonsillitis or tonsillopharyngitis) is an inflammation of the tonsils most commonly caused by viral or bacterial infection. It is a type of pharyngitis. Symptoms of tonsillitis include sore throat and fever. While no treatment has been found to shorten the duration of viral tonsillitis, bacterial causes may be treatable with antibiotics. (wikipedia)

Ewe.. and I hate it most that I can't drink coffee or eat sweets. ugh ugh ugh.

On my third day of fever and chills, I went to the hospital and just as I suspected, Tonsillitis indeed. The doctor prescribed an antibiotic but also advice some Home Remedies For Tonsillitis
  • Gargle with mouthwash two times a day. One in the morning and one in the evening.
  • In between gargle with hot water and salt solution (a glass of tolerable hot water and 1 teaspoon rock salt). Do this at least 6 times a day, each gargle should be at least 10 seconds,
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Avoid salty, chili, sweet and sour dishes.
  • Drinking honey with a teaspoon of lemon juice will soothe the throat.
  • Avoid soda and coffee, stick to water as much as possible.

Now, with the cares above plus the antibiotic, I am having coffee again! (I know.. but.. coffee is... love)

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