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What are other treatments and diet for tonsilitis?

• Tonsillitis refers to acute inflammation of the tonsils.
• These tonsils lay, one on each side of the throat.
• Chronic tonsillitis is enlargement of the tonsils accompanied by repeated attacks of infection.
• The tonsils are an important part of the immune system that serves as our body’s natural defense system against infections.

Tonsillitis Diet

1. Orange Juice and Water
• In acute tonsillitis, the patient should fast on orange juice and water.
• This should be done till the acute symptoms subside.
• Late, he should adopt an all-fruit diet for two or three days.

2. All-fruit Diet and then Well-balanced Diet
• In the case of chronic tonsillitis, the patient can begin with an all-fruit diet for five to seven days.
• Take three meals a day of fresh juicy fruits.
• After the all-fruit diet, follow a well-balanced diet with emphasis on seeds, nuts, grains, raw vegetables, and fresh fruits.
• For drinks, unsweetened lemon water, or cold/hot plain water may be taken.

3. Herbal mixes
• This tea strengthens the upper and lower respiratory systems.
• It clears out the mucous and relieves cough and breathing problems.
Respiratory Tea
– 2 parts Wild cherry bark
– 1 part Marshmallow root
– 1 part Mullein leaf
– 1 part Nettles
– 1/2 part Yerba Santa
– 3 carrots
– 1 bunch parsley
– 1/2 garlic clove

Other Tonsillitis Treatments

1. Hot Towels Application over Upper Chest followed by Cold Towel
• Hot towels wrung out and applied over the upper chest are helpful in both chronic and acute Tonsillitis.
• After applying three hot towels in turn for two or three minutes each, finish off with a cold towel.
• A cold pack can be applied to the upper chest several times daily in acute conditions.
• The procedure is to wring out some linen material in cold water and then wrap it two or three times round the affected part.
• Cover it with flannel.
• The pack can remain for about an hour at a time.

2. Fresh Air and Outdoor Exercises
• Fresh air and outdoor exercise are also essential for the treatment of Tonsillitis.
• The patient is advised to take a morning walk every day.

3. Tonsillitis treatment using Humidifiers
• Use some humidifiers in your room for a few hours every day.
• This will help soothe the irritation and inflammation of the air passageways.
• Both warm and cool mist humidifiers can be used to help to get rid of the mucus in the airways.
• This will also help you get rid of your cough.

4. Yogic Kriyas
• One should also perform yogic kriyas (cleansing exercises) such as jalneti and vamandhauti.
• Yogic asanas (body postures) that will help are:
– ekpaduttanasana
– yogamudra
– bhujangasana
– shalabhasana
– padmasana
– shavasana
– Simple pranayamas (breath-hoIding procedures) like kapalbhati, anuloma-viloma, ujjai, and bhramari

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