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Does Gargling Vodka Help Tonsillitis
Symptomatic relief: Warm water gargles loosens the muscles of the throat and make it easier to swallow. It does not address the cause of sore throat. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Laryngitis: Flovent is an inhaled steroid designed to reduce the outbreaks of asthma (not to treat acute asthma). Laryngitis is often the result of viral infection resulting in swelling and other inflammatory changes to the vocal cords. This may in part be reduced by steroids, but at the risk of reducing effective host responses to the virus and inducing secondary infections. ...Read more
Soothing: It is likely that the salt draws out some of the fluid in the inflamed tissues, therefore decreasing swelling. ...Read more
Tmj pain: Salt water gargling may help cleanse tonsils and throat tissues and thereby relieve tightness or pressure but if there is muscle imbalance and/or joint dysfunction, there would be no long term benefits. Consult with a dentist who understands function. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Painful sore throat, cobblestones 7+ months. salt water gargle, steroids, GERD, allergy pills, antibiotics NO help. Mono/std neg. tonsillectomy time?
Red irritated sore throat lasting 6 months! Nothing helps (antibiotics, salt water gargle, acid reflux, allergy meds, steroids). Remove tonsils help?
Yes: While there is a need for more research, aloe vera is widely reported as being beneficial for healing ulcers & is perfectly harmless to try. I advise 1-2 ounces 3-4 times a day. Most ulcers are caused by infection with h.Pylori bacteria. While aloe has antibacterial properties consider antibiotics or mastic gum & bismuth to treat h. Pylori. See http://www.Naturalnews.Com/021858_aloe_vera_gel.Html. ...Read more
Potentially: Particularly if drinking "high-test" stuff--like >90 proof (>45% ethanol). Everclear (190 proof) absolutely does this, and can even cause pain in mouth and to lips (one reason why not sold widely). Depends on experience and tolerance of drinker. Please drink w/a dd & in moderation, no matter what your poison! ...Read more
How does eating ice cubes or ice cream and drinking cold beverages cause tonsillitis or sore throat?
It doesn't: There's no connection.Get a more detailed answer ›
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