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Have painful and swollen tonsils. Diagnosed as viral infection. Painful and dry throat and tongue. Any solution?

I woke this morning with painfully swollen tonsils. I went to my GP and confirmed that it wasn t strep and likely just a viral infection (apparently it s been going around in my area). I m taking Advil for pain/ swelling and have been sucking on lozenges all night. even still, my throat and the back of my tongue have felt painfully dry all day (despite drinking lots of water) and is now preventing me from sleeping. any ideas how I can get some rest and feel less dry?
Asked On : Sat, 7 Jul 2012
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To have a symptomatic relief, warm saline gargles will help you. Start drinking luke warm water. You can take vitamin C supplements orally to boost your immunity. Avoid taking hot and spicy or sour substances.
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Dr. Praveen Tayal
Answered: Sat, 7 Jul 2012
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