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Does gargling vodka help tonsilitis

A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Suggestions: Cepacol lozenges, tylenol, (acetaminophen) and advil. If it continues then get culture to make sure not strep. Novacaine gel can help.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Culviner
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Probably not: This is a very common problem. Most people can manage the condition by frequent gargling with listerine or hydrogen peroxide, gently brushing over the... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Frank
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Yes: Morgan - you can get a throat infection more than once, even if you were treated with antibiotics. Most throat infections are viral and can take seve... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 46 years experience
ENT doc: Good start to symptomatic treatment. See ENT doc. Tonsils may have to be removed.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
With tonsillitis you only see the enlarged tonsil and exudate but in peritonsillar abscess you will see the engorged swelling of the pharyngeal struct... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Well - you won't : Cure a bacterial tonsillitis at home. Even it is a viral tonsillitis - you are treating the symptoms while you wait for the infection to resolve. For ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kam
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
Tonsillitis: It usually runs 7-10 days, see PCP to get a throat culture to rule out Strep. You may need an antibiotic.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Bussell
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Be careful: Most tonsillitis is viral and will resolve on it's own. Salt water gargles can help relieve the pain.However strep throat may travel to your kidneys, ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Yes: Tonsillectomy is the procedure for removal of tonsils. In general, this is done under general anesthesia and will not hurt during surgery. The recov... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 40 years experience
SORE throat suggest: Hydrate, lozenges especially cepacol which has mild anesthetic properties, tylenol, (acetaminophen) advil, throat coat tea are suggestions. Gargle wi... Read More
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