Tonsil infections can be the most frustrating of all. They make your throat hurt, you can’t eating when you have them and they never seem to go away, even after you think you’ve gotten rid of them for good.
Having gone through a number of them myself, I know exactly what this feels like and how it can affect your everyday. This might be different for you but I always get super grumpy and annoyed, to the point where no one wants to interact with me, and I often get distracted from my work because of the pain and discomfort I experience.
Both of which result in an unproductive day and me feeling much worse about myself at the end of it. If you’re in a similar situation and experience tonsil infections on a regular basis, then this can be disastrous to your work and social life.
So in order to help you avoid this, and to reduce the pain you experience whenever you suffer from them, in this article I’ve listed my Top 3 remedies for curing tonsil infections. This way you’ll know how to get rid of tonsil stones, reduce inflammation caused by tonsillitis and cure the symptoms caused by any other throat, gum or tonsil infection.
#1 Apple Cider Vinegar
This is probably my favorite of the lot. As many you probably know, apple cider vinegar has loads of health benefits and can help with a number of different ailments and illnesses. And this goes with tonsil infections too.
Because of its antibacterial and antifungal properties, ACV is very effective at fighting off harmful bacteria and infectious organisms that are responsible for causing the tonsil infection in the first place. Therefore, by gargling it daily (with some water) you’ll greatly reduce your chances of ever getting the infection.
Not only that but it’s also very helpful whenever you get sore throats, not just when you get tonsillitis or something. It has anti-inflammatory properties as well so it’ll help reduce any swelling you get around your throat.
If you’re prone to regular tonsil infections then this remedy will be best for you. The only thing is you’ll have to gargle it on a regular basis to see its effects. As the ACV fights against the bacteria that causes the infection, it’s more of a preventative method than a curative method.
So you’re going to use it to prevent the infection from happening in the first place rather than treating it once you get it – although it will still help with this, just not as much.
As well as being very tasty and a common ingredient in many meals over the years, garlic is actually very healthy. Because of its antibacterial properties, it can be very effective at fighting off harmful bacteria that are found around your mouth.
There are a couple of ways to take the garlic to help treat you tonsil infection but I recommend you gargle it with some water. Just chop up a couple of cloves, add them to a glass of clean water, give it mix and begin swirling it around your mouth.
As you’re doing so the garlic will begin detoxing your mouth so that there’s no bacteria leftover to cause infection – just make sure when you’re doing so to tilt your head back slightly so the mixture actually reaches your tonsils. Otherwise, it could be a waste of time.
After about 15 seconds of swirling, spit the mixture out and repeat with the rest of the glass.
You can also chew on a clove raw or just add more garlic to your meals to achieve the same thing but I think swirling this garlic solution is the easiest and most effective way of doing things.
#3 Oil Pulling
This is a very old remedy and has been done in many Asian countries for thousands of years to help maintain good oral health. Even with its age, there has been a lot of research done on it recently showing that it’s still a very effective remedy – which is why I’ve included it in this article.
To Oil Pull you take some oil (olive, coconut, groundnut etc.) and begin swirling it around your mouth for a period of 15-20 minutes. By doing so you’ll detoxify your mouth of harmful bacteria making infection much less likely.
It’s not yet clear if it’s just the act of swirling something around your mouth for a prolonged period of time that causes the improvements in oral health, or if it’s the oil which is responsible. But no matter which way you look at it, this remedy still works and it will help you with your tonsil infection.
If you’ve never done oil pulling before then start off by doing it daily for 2 weeks at 15-20 minutes each time. Then afterward, cut this down to just twice a week and don’t stop.
So now after reading through my article, you should be fully capable of curing your tonsil infection. By picking one of the above (you don’t need to do them all – just choose whichever you think will be easiest to incorporate into your day) and making it a regular habit, you’ll be able to fight off infection to the point where it never comes back.
This will take some effort, especially at the beginning, but considering what you’ll need to go through if you don’t do so, I think it’ll be well worth it. (See also: How To Tell If You Have Tonsil Stones & What You Can Do About It)