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Updated December 18th, 2023 at 20:19 IST

How to treat Tonsillitis at home? Tips and guide

Tonsillitis, often caused by viral or bacterial infections can result in symptoms like sore throat. There are home remedies to cure tonsillitis.

7 ways to cure your Tonsillitis
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Tonsillitis, often caused by viral or bacterial infections can result in symptoms like sore throat, difficulty swallowing, and swollen glands. Treatment may include rest, fluids, and in some cases, antibiotics. It is the inflammation of the tonsils, which are two small masses of tissue at the back of the throat.

Here are 7 home remedies for tonsillitis:

 Take Rest

To treat tonsillitis at home, get plenty of rest.  It will support your immune system in fighting the infection and promote faster recovery. Sleeping is the best solution and he can put your body to rest. Sleep can also repair any body cell and tissue damage.

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Stay Hydrated

Yes, it's important to stay hydrated when you have tonsillitis. Fluids can help soothe a sore throat. You can try drinking warm or cool liquids, like soup, juice, and tea. Drink liquids, at least 64 ounces (8 cups or 2 liters) per day to stay hydrated, to thin mucus, and to keep your throat moist.  It's important to stay hydrated even if you feel like drinking water, tea (herbal or decaf), or non-caffeinated sports drinks e.g. Gatorade, broth, and soup.

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Gargle with Warm Salt Water

Gargling with salt water can ease pain and inflammation from a sore throat. The home remedy may also reduce harmful bacteria in your mouth, lowering the risk of cavities and gingivitis. In about 30 seconds, swish the water around in your mouth, teeth, and gums before you spit it out.

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Use a Humidifier

Running a clean humidifier while sleeping is quite useful and safe. It moisturizes the skin, mouth, and throat. It is critical to keep humidity levels in the air below 30 percent. They require cleaning at least one time a week. They are often used to soothe these familiar problems caused by dry indoor air. And if your child has a cold, a cool-mist humidifier.

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Warm Compress

A warm compress can help soothe the swollen glands in the neck and promote blood flow to the area. You can use a warm heating pad, or hot water bottle, or make your compress by wetting a towel with hot water.  Using a warm compress, like a washcloth, may soothe the area is more suitable.

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Over-the-counter Pain Relievers

Acetaminophen (Tylenol), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), or naproxen (Aleve) can be a good option to reduce inflammation or pain. Aspirin for people under 20 years old is not advisable.

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Honey And Warm Water

Manuka honey is known to be special in treating sore throats and, even tonsillitis caused by streptococcus bacterium. It also helps add a coat of protection to your dry throat which can soothe the irritation of a sore throat and cough as well. If you suspect tonsillitis, it's advisable to consult with a healthcare professional for proper evaluation and guidance

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Published December 18th, 2023 at 20:18 IST

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