Tonsillitis - effective home remedies

Tonsillitis - effective home remedies

Małgorzata Kruk (MPharm)

 When you feel a sore throat, your tonsils become red, your cervical lymph nodes swell, you have a fever and feel a general malaise – there is a risk of acute throat inflammation caused by bacterial infection, or less frequently a viral infection.

Remember that the relevant diagnosis and treatment may be suggested only by a physician. Treating bacterial tonsillitis usually requires using antibiotics, while a viral throat inflammation is usually treated in an asymptomatic manner. Regardless of the cause of the throat infection, it is worth visiting a physician, due to the risk of complications from improperly treated tonsillitis.

Temporarily, you may use proven, effective home remedies to treat tonsillitis. These methods will support the pharmacological treatment and will shorten the course of the disease:
a proper diet when treating tonsillitis your diet should be light, rich in fruit and vegetables. If you use an antibiotic, you also need to take care about the bacterial flora of the gastrointestinal tract – so eat yoghurt every day as they are a valuable source of "good" probiotic bacteria,
gargling the throat with a sage brew or a solution of salt will work antiseptically on the throat and tonsils,
lime tea which induces sweating will help reduce increased body temperature,
raspberry syrup is a perfect source of easily digestible vitamin C, deficiencies of which are often observed in the body during infections of the upper respiratory tract. Drinking raspberry syrup allows you to supplement the deficiency of vitamin C and may shorten the duration of infections.
honey is a natural medication for fighting bacteria and viruses which helps treating infections. Honey also strengthens the body’s immune system. As a result, you will fight the disease faster.

This information is provided for your reference only and it is not to be relied upon on its own as instructions for use of this medication. It is not a replacement for and should only be used in conjunction with full consultation with a licensed healthcare professional, the information provided by your pharmacist and the manufacturer of the medication. It may not contain all the available information you require and cannot substitute professional medical care, nor does it take into account all individual circumstances. Other than liability for death or personal injury arising out of our negligence, we shall not be held responsible or liable for any claims or damages arising from the use or misuse of the information contained herein, its contents or omissions, or otherwise.


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