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Precautions to avoid tonsillitis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   well i am having a tonsil problem can u help
Doctor :   Since when are you having it? Can you mention your age, occupation?
User :   trainee 19 since 12 but it acuring very aften now
Doctor :   Are you having an attack now?
User :   no
Doctor :   whenever you get am attack, you can go for antibiotics, it slowly subsides in frequency with time but if the problem is persistent, I suggest that you go for Tonsillectomy.
User :   meaning if its geting worse
Doctor :   Frequent hand washing, avoiding people with sore throat, avoiding sharing of glasses and utensils helps prevent all kinds of infections
Doctor :   Drink more fluids.Warm liquids such as soup, broth and tea are good choices.
Doctor :   Gargle with warm salt water.
Doctor :   Sip a mixture of honey and lemon in warm water
Doctor :   Avoid smoke and other air pollutants
Doctor :   Rest your voice.
Doctor :   Get yourself examined by an ENT specialist and discuss regarding Tonsillectomy.
Doctor :   How many times do you get Tonsillitis in a year ?

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