5 Effective Home Remedies To Treat Tonsillitis
By: Pinki Tue, 05 Jan 2021 3:39 PM
One of the most common issues of tonsils is tonsillitis. Tonsillitis mean nothing but inflammation of the tonsils. It is indeed very irritating to keeping up with a sore and painful throat, let alone go on with the day, trying to do most essential basic activities such as gulping water and food. Worry not. Try these simple techniques that will help you not only tackle the pain but also keep tonsillitis at bay.
# Salt Water Gargle
Salt water gargling helps soothe soreness of throat. It also reduces inflammation and help treat infections by the minerals that salt contain. Avoid hot water (the temperature of tea or coffee we usually prefer); instead go for a glass of lukewarm water, add 1 tsp raw salt in it and gargle. You will get relief within 5 minutes.
# Green Tea
Green tea is an excellent source of antioxidants which will help your throat to heal better. Add a spoonful or two of raw honey. Raw honey has amazing antibacterial and healing properties. The combination of the two will help one get rid of infection-causing agents. Drink warm, don’t let your cuppa turn cold.
# Consume Adequate Fluids
It is difficult to gulp down food and/or even liquid when your throat is paining and screaming for mercy! Despite that, keep consuming fluids. An adequate amount of fluid-intake will help you hydrated and other bodily fluids in your body are in good condition to help you heal better. Opt for a broth of vegetables and chicken, sprinkle a generous amount of black pepper powder, according to your liking, and savour it warm.
# The Must-Dos
Following are the must-dos if you are facing tonsillitis.
- If you are having fever during tonsillitis, consult a doctor and cure that first. Your tonsillitis might have severed.
- Keep away from smoking and polluted areas. Cover your mouth and nose with a sterilised mouth-mask. You can put a few drops of eucalyptus on the mask.
- A big NO-NO for FDC drugs (Fixed Dose Combination Drugs) to cure common diseases such as cold and fever. Go for ONLY those medicines that your doctor has prescribed for your after a thorough medical check-up.-
# Ban The Cold-Myth
It is a huge myth that one must absolutely avoid cold or frozen food while having tonsillitis. In fact, you can consume ice cream, flavoured ice pops, cold milk, frozen yoghurt, etc. These foods will help you soothe the inflammation – pain and irritation.