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Had sore throat, swollen neck, blocked nose. Noticed bleeding in tonsils, difficulty in swallowing. Taken ibuprofen. What are the home remedies for this?

yesteryday i had a very sore throat all day, my neck was swollen up and my ears are blocked up to. last night when i was brushing my teeth i noticed my tonsils were bleeding. today my neck is even more swollen and it is very very painful to swallow . iv been taking ibuprofen but it hasnt made much difference. what are some home remedies i can try to help?
Asked On : Thu, 5 Jul 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi Laura,

I am sorry, but home remedies do not work for conditions like this.

You need to take a course of effective antibiotic for your Tonsil problem to come down. It is also possible that you will require a tonsillectomy.

The only possible thing that you can do at home is do salt water gargling thrice daily in lukewarm water and probably drink some ginger milk.

Please consult an ENT specialist at the earliest.

I wish you speedy recovery.

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Critical Care Specialist Dr. Sadiq Mughal's  Response
your having tonsillitis and pharyngitis,along with enlargement of mandibular lymphadenopthy,that is why your degultation (swallowing)is painful,ibuprofen alone will not have to take course of antibiotics and decongestant,along with analgesics(medicine for pain)

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Welcome to HCM
1. A bleeding tonsil is mostly from an infection, so bleeding tonsils causes are most likely from tonsillitis. Tonsillitis is most commonly caused by streptococcus infection. Streptococcus is one of the bacteria that normally harbours in our throat.
2. Other causes are viruses, and a disease itself such as diphtheria.
1. Gargle a glass of warm water mixed with salt will decrease discomfort.
2. Avoid overusing your voice.
3. Avoid taking medications that decrease the blood-clotting ability of the body (such as aspirin).
4. Bleeding from your throat can be a medical emergency and surgery can only be its management. Visit your doctor immediately, it requires Antibiotic coverage and other supportive treatment may be surgery.
Dr. Dinesh Bhatia
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