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Having severe pain in throat with swollen tonsils. Suggest? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 03-Jun-2013
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User:i have severe pain in my throat...basically its tonsils swelling...not able to swallow anything
User:have gargled in betadine and hand b-complex tabs but not helped
Doctor:They would not with severe pain
Doctor:You can try with DISPRIN two tablets in warm water 50 ml and gargles for two minutes completely
User:ok...any other measures to reduces the pain and infection
Doctor:You can take tablet Brufen for pain
Doctor:Ok, gargle with DISPRIN three to four times
Doctor:in a day
User:ok will do that..but what causes it
Doctor:Milk with pepper helps in faster relief
Doctor:so I hope you understand the complete plan till next 36 hours
Doctor:The cause are many, commonly viral pharyngitis, allergy, dehydration
Doctor:and bacterial infection
User:yes will gargle with disprin for 3- 4 times a day and will take brufen if pain does not subside
User:do i need to do anything for the infection other than the pain in itself
Doctor:Ok start with the above plan, if after 36 hours you do not get relief then you probably need antibiotic
Doctor:I am a person who do not prescribe one for 72 hours
Doctor:Do you have body pains?
User:ok i also want to avoid tablets as much as possible
User:i did have yesterday but today its ok...slight cold has started
Doctor:DISPRIN gargles + Milk with pepper + normal temperature water (3 lt per day) should do
Doctor:plus BRUFEN if the pain does not subside
User:ok will start with these today
Doctor:Do you need any help further?
User:no that's it...thank u
Doctor:Thanks for visiting me here
Doctor:Bye for now.
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