Swollen tonsils are a very common problem among people, especially kids. When a person suffers from swollen tonsils, he/she may find it difficult to swallow as it causes immense amount of pain and discomfort in the throat.
Sometimes, the victim faces difficulty to talk and even breathe. In several cases, doctors suggest the patients to get it removed with the help of a small surgery.
Swollen Tonsil Problem Can Occur
When a person’s throat gets exposed to sudden change of temperature. When the person is suffering form cough and cold. When the person has high fever (in some cases, swollen tonsils may be the reason for high body temperature). The problems of swollen tonsils can be easily cured at home. In this article we will be giving you some effective tips on how to get rid of them without using any sort of chemical based medicine.
Gargling with salt water
Gargling with warm salted water works like magic for swollen tonsils. It helps in relaxing the throat. For this you have to add 1 teaspoon of salt in a glass of warm water and gargle with it. Repeat this for 2 to 3 times a day.
Take some boiling water in medium sized pan. By maintaining a safe distance form the hot water, slightly lean over the pan. Now, put a towel over your head so that it also covers the pan.
Slowly inhale the steam of the hot water and let it enter your throat.Raise your head in small intervals. Do this for 15 minutes. This works like hot-water-compress to your throat.
Take 2 tablespoons of fenugreek seeds. Boil these seeds for 15 minutes in 1 litre of water. Strain it and keep the water aside for cooling. Gargle with this, twice daily.
Hot milk with turmeric
Drink a glass of hot milk with a pinch of turmeric powder every night before going to bed.
Take liquid foods
During this period, the patient often feels tremendous pain in throat while swallowing solid foods. Therefore, it is advisable to have soft and liquid foods like soups, juices and mashed boiled vegetables.
Honey and lemon juice in warm water
Take 1 cup of warm water. Add 2 teaspoons of honey, 1/2 teaspoon of mashed ginger and 1 teaspoon of lemon juice to it. Stir it properly and sip this liquid 5/6 times daily.