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What do You do for Sore Throats?

Preventing the Spread of Tonsillitis

Do not share utensils,drinking glasses,toothbrushes;etc.,with anyone who has tonsillitis or a soar throat. Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze,and teach your children to do the same. Proper hand washing is still the best way to prevent all kinds of infections,including tonsillitis. Avoid people with known tonsillitis or bacterial soar throats if susceptible to one.

Tips for Parents

Let your child get plenty of rest. Sleep helps the body fight infection. Your child should stay home until there's no sign of fever and he or she feels better. Have your child drink plenty of warm, soothing liquids. Soup, broth and tea are good choices. Avoid foods that weaken the immune system: refined and processed foods, dairy, sugar and high fat products. If your child is old enough to have mastered gargling, doing this several times a day may help relieve throat pain. Make sure to tell your child to spit out the liquid after gargling.