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Tonsillitis (cont.)

Tonsillitis Treatment

Tonsillitis Self-Care at Home

  • Throat pain and fever may be improved with over-the-counter pain relievers such as ibuprofen (Advil, for example) or acetaminophen (Tylenol).
  • Ease sore throat pain by gargling frequently with warm salt water (8 ounces of warm water mixed with 1 teaspoon salt).
  • Drink plenty of clear liquids to avoid dehydration.
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