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What are good home remediesfor tonsillitis please help :(?

What are good home remediesfor tonsillitis please help :(?

SORE throat suggest: Hydrate, lozenges especially cepacol which has mild anesthetic properties, tylenol, advil, throat coat tea are suggestions. Gargle with an Aspirin dissolved in salt water. If fever, large lymph glands, or infected looking tonsils then get culture for strep. ...Read more

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Tonsillitis (Definition)

Tonsillitis is a condition in which there is a swelling of the tonsils due to a bacterial or viral infection. Common symptoms include fever, and sore throat, ...Read more

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Is difflam(benzydamine) good for tonsillitis?

Is difflam(benzydamine) good for tonsillitis?

Possibly: Most likely to be beneficial in cases of bacterial tonsillitis. Good scientific studies are lacking, but unlikely to be harmful. ...Read more

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Treating Tonsillitis (Checklist)

Check with a doctor to see what the cause of the tonsillitis is
Once
Gargle with warm salt water as needed for comfort
Daily
Take anti-inflammatories as needed for discomfort or fever.
Daily
Avoid sharing foods, utensils, cups, or other things that have saliva
Once
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Does child with tonsillitis usually like to eat soft stuff she eats yogurt and pudding a lot wants to eat other food but scared?

Does child with tonsillitis usually like to eat soft stuff she eats yogurt and pudding a lot wants to eat other food but scared?

Tonsillitis diet: Indeed kids (and adults too for that matter) prefer soft foods when the throat hurts a lot. Push fluids, and concentrate on protein containing foods like the yogurt she is eating, scrambled eggs, soups, etc. If it goes on for more than a few days, then worry, but go with the flow for a couple of days when she's not feeling well. As throat symptoms improve, add in other foods. ...Read more

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Treating Tonsillitis (Checklist)

See doctor to see if infection is strep and antibiotics are needed
once
Use ibuprofen or acetaminophen for pain
3x day
Drink ice water to help with throat pain
every 4 hours
If pain is severe or you have trouble swallowing seek emergency care
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Is it good idea to remove tonsillitis at age 35?

Is it good idea to remove tonsillitis at age 35?

Chronic tonsillitis : Maybe if the problem is worse than the solution. If you have multiple throat infections, recurrent peritonsillar abscesses or they are causing speaking or eating problems - maybe. Resubmit with your symptoms to narrow down risks benefits. ...Read more

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Good Day. For chronic hypertrophic rhinitis and chronic tonsillitis that are solutions to avoid surgery?

Good Day. For chronic hypertrophic rhinitis and chronic tonsillitis that are solutions to avoid surgery?

Chronic inflammation: You might try steroids intermittently as an anti-inflammatory drug. However, the problems that you are describing are the result of chronic inflammation and often do not respond to medical therapy such as antibiotics. It is true that surgery for both of your complaints will usually result in a cure. ...Read more

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Treating Tonsillitis (Checklist)

drink lots of fluids so you do not end up dehydrated
every 4 hours
treat pain with ibuprofen
every 6 hours
see the doctor and consider antibiotics if bacterial in nature
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Hello have tonsillitis and have been put on penicillin two tablets four times daily without food, my urine is a florecent. Yellow is this normal?

Hello have tonsillitis and have been put on penicillin two tablets four times daily without food, my urine is a florecent. Yellow is this normal?

Don't worry: You might even smell the antibiotic in your urine. The color is usually related to your level of hydration. The clearer the better. If you are fighting an infection it is best to drink lots and lots of fluids. You will be helping your body fight the infection and you will feel better. Most people are somewhat dehydrated normally. When sick, they tend to drink less, and this makes things worse. ...Read more

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