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Suggest treatment for tonsillitis

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Posted on Fri, 22 May 2015
Question: hi my brother has got bad tonsils .kindly confirm what diet he suld follow .is it ok if we give curd rice.
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Answered by Dr. Praveen (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Soft foods are preferred.Avoid hot bevarages

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear.Thanks for your query.

Yes curd rice (especially if the rice is mashed) is a good option and has a soothing effect on his throat.

I would suggest-
-soft, bland foods such as pudding, yogurt.
-creamy substances are easier to swallow without causing much pain.
-baked fruit and vegetables are good choices as side items.
-Mashed potatoes,plain pasta and rice are also ideal soft foods & are healthy choice for tonsillitis.
-It is very important to keep your brother hydrated.Let him choose cold or lukewarm beverages such as ice water.

Avoid hot beverages(coffee, tea etc), caffeine related product that might further irritate your sore throat.

If the tonsillitis is recurrent then I were to suggest you to consult an ENT surgeon and get them operated once the current episode subsides.I wish him a faster recovery.
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Suggest treatment for tonsillitis

Brief Answer: Soft foods are preferred.Avoid hot bevarages Detailed Answer: Hi dear.Thanks for your query. Yes curd rice (especially if the rice is mashed) is a good option and has a soothing effect on his throat. I would suggest- -soft, bland foods such as pudding, yogurt. -creamy substances are easier to swallow without causing much pain. -baked fruit and vegetables are good choices as side items. -Mashed potatoes,plain pasta and rice are also ideal soft foods & are healthy choice for tonsillitis. -It is very important to keep your brother hydrated.Let him choose cold or lukewarm beverages such as ice water. Avoid hot beverages(coffee, tea etc), caffeine related product that might further irritate your sore throat. If the tonsillitis is recurrent then I were to suggest you to consult an ENT surgeon and get them operated once the current episode subsides.I wish him a faster recovery.