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What to do if I have a sore throat and a swollen tonsil, what is this?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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In brief: Mono, Streph,virus ?

For significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test & culture.
Antibiotics are imperative for Strep Throat. Try saltwater gargles. Mix tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w Aloe Vera juice a couple of times per day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey & a small amt of lemon juice helps.

In brief: Mono, Streph,virus ?

For significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test & culture.
Antibiotics are imperative for Strep Throat. Try saltwater gargles. Mix tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w Aloe Vera juice a couple of times per day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey & a small amt of lemon juice helps.
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