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Home Remedies For Tonsillitis: Procedure, Recovery, Risk & Complication

What is the remedy about?

Tonsillitis is a condition that occurs from inflammation of tonsils due to viral or bacterial infection. The common home remedies to its cure are:

  • A. Salt Water: Take a cup of warm water and mix a tablespoon of salt in it. Gargle with the solution but don’t swallow it. Repeat this exercise several times a day. Salt helps in killing the virus or bacteria. It also has anti-inflammation properties that’ll provide instant relief.
  • B. Raw Honey: This is an age-old effective treatment for tonsillitis. It can be mixed with cinnamon or ginger and water. It can also be taken with herbal tea for a soothing effect. Honey has anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties too. Even raw honey is a great remedy for tonsillitis.
  • C. Lemon Water: Lemon contains high vitamin C content. This helps improve our body’s resistance to infections. It also has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Mix the juice from a lemon in a glass of lukewarm water. Add a pinch of salt or honey. Drink it slowly, twice every day. Continue this regularly for a few days. You can also take a slice of lemon sprinkled with pepper and suck it. It will help you get rid of the phlegm.

Are there any side effects?

All these remedies are perfectly safe if taken in the right quantity. However, too much of honey intake can be harmful to your stomach. Also, lemon should be taken only as advised. Normal intake of citrus food is harmful to tonsillitis

What are the post-remedy guidelines?

  • Avoid drinking chilled water or chilled soft drinks for a few days.
  • Maintain a hygenic life style and food intakes.
  • Avoid tobacco.
  • Have herbal tea regularly.

How long does it take to recover?

If you start the treatment, and practice it regularly, tonsillitis should be cured within a week at most.

Are the results of the remedy permanent?

No, it can happen again if precautions are not taken.

Is there any training or experts required?

No training is required to apply these home remedies. All the items are easily available and the ointments can be easily prepared at home.

Effectiveness: Medium Side Effects: Low Time for Recovery: Low Price Range :

Approx Rs 10- Rs 200

Training Requirement:

No training is required to apply these home remedies. All the items are easily available and the ointments can be easily prepared at home.

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