Before I go under the knife, maybe I could go under the salt water gargles?
January 3, 2012 6:51 AM Subscribe
What did you do without removing your tonsils
that helped reduce the frequency of your bouts of tonsillitis?
posted by telegraph to Health & Fitness (16 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I have large, craggy tonsils and I tend to get tonsillitis a few times every year. For personal reasons I'm not interested in having them removed, and am not interested in anecdata or real data about removing tonsils -- I'm well aware of the many great outcomes of tonsillectomy for adults.
I am, however, very proactive about my health in other areas and am ready to commit myself to new habits to reduce as much as possible the likelihood of getting tonsillitis again. Some background about me and what I already do:
- I'm a woman in my mid-20s
- I'm a healthy weight, eat a balanced diet, and exercise regularly
- I sleep eight hours per night
- I don't drink or smoke
- I get occasional tonsiloliths, and manually extract them when necessary (when they're big/gross/visible/etc)
So, what have you done, besides tonsillectomy, that helped you have fewer bouts of tonsillitis?