If this is your first attack of tonsillitis
(assuming that you also may have sore throat
, pain on swallowing, fever
) , all you need is a course of antibiotics, painkillers and a good gargle. If the infection is mild and there is no fever, you may avoid antibiotics. If your lack of medical insurance prevents you from seeing a doctor, avoid cold
, spicy and sour food. Do saline gargles regularly. Try home remedies
like honey and ginger (during the day to soothe the throat) and then turmeric in hot milk (last thing in the night before going to sleep). If your tonsillitis becomes recurrent or severe, you will have no choice but to seek medical attention.