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Have acute tonsillitis. No appetite. Difficulty in swallowing. Relief with gargling

Hello is acute tonsillitis bad? I have acute tonsillitis and I really don t have an appetite . I have antibiotics it s hard to swollow and at night I can t sleep because it feels like I can t breath. I have soup but not that good and I am drinking hot tea and Popsicles and cough dropped. I had a bowl movement and it came out yellow. I gargles salt water a bunch of times and it took the swelling in my glands down Nd a little of my toncels .
Asked On : Tue, 24 Jul 2012
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Welcome to HealthcareMagic forum.

Acute tonsillitis can be disturbing. However most of them respond to antibiotics and anti-inflammatory measures. Rarely, a few may remain unresponsive needing surgical removal.

You are doing good job by taking your pills regularly and by performing salt water gargles. Continue it as suggested by your doctor.

A soft and less spicy diet can be better palatable than normal diet during this episode. Drink enough fluids for additional benefits.

If symptoms persist for more than a week, report back to your treating doctor to plan the next step of treatment.

Hope this answers your query.

I wish you a speedy recovery.

Answered: Thu, 26 Jul 2012
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