Tonsillitis Remedies

| Modified on Feb 04, 2023
Oil of Oregano
Posted by Lila (Las Vegas) on 12/19/2022
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Oil of Oregano for Infected Tonsils

Oil of Oregano kills bacteria. Liquid tincture of 1 drop, (it is very potent), added to around 1 Tablespoon Coconut oil. Swish around mouth, hold for as long as you can. Spit out as it can draw out bacteria from mouth. More than 1 drop may burn, also must use carrier oil to dilute.

Also, I have added a few drops to face steam bowl with water and inhale when I had sinus issues. Be sure to cover your eyes with a towel, so they don't burn. I would let the steam fill the room and occasionally lean in to inhale the steam. Potent and powerful, sometimes I will just ingest 1 drop to 1 Tbl Coconut oil to kill any virus coming on. I would do these remedies only sparingly, because of their potency.

Coconut Oil
Posted by Shantay (Berkeley California ) on 12/17/2022 1 posts

How are you now? I have something going on with my right tonsil. I won't find anything until I go to the dentist because my doctor swears it's nothing wrong. But I know my own body. Did you ever resolve your issues naturally? Since this post is old, please let me know if anyone else has a suggestion.

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Irene (Northern Ireland) on 08/02/2019
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I use a spray bottle with H202 3% food grade hydrogen peroxide on my tonsils and toothbrush and has worked perfectly for me. I no longer have really sore throats and my tonsils have shrunk.

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Frank (Alaska) on 11/29/2019
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It is me again. The above 3-4 week estimation was off. After 6 months I am still cleaning my tonsils in the above stated manner. I gave it some time off as it seemed to need some rest. My tonsils are now half the size. I still have a long way to go, but it is encouraging that it is doing something. The medical community only knows to take out the tonsil. I hope more people read this post before they take out a part of the body you can never get back. As a side note, I have noticed that I sing better! I am no singer but am surprised as the ease I am getting compared to before in singing. I don't know what it will be like if the tonsil really goes down to normal size, maybe I'll sing ever better. ?? Professional singers need to care for their tonsils. If they become hardened it will affect their tone. If the tonsils are taken out, scar tissues can form affect the tone. This has been a wonderful discovery, and I hope it helps more people.

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Frank (Alaska) on 08/01/2019
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3% Hydrogen Peroxide Tonsil stones will calcify over time if they are not taken out. This means they will meld onto your flesh(tonsils) forming a hard whitish, rubbery texture. Usually you cannot see it because your tonsils wraps around it. All you will see is flesh. But sometimes a little white-ness will peep out. And no matter how hard you try to squeeze it out, it seems melded onto the flesh - That is because it is. Many people wind up taking out their tonsils because the medical community doesn't know what to do with it. But the solution is easy and only costs pennies. I have taken a 7 inch long cotton squab and soak it in 3% hydrogen peroxide. I then place this onto my tonsils for a while. The hard calcium deposits will then start to fizz. That is the white rubbery calcified tonsil stones coming out. Rinse this away with clean water. You keep repeating this process as long as you or your tonsils can handle it. (Maybe 15 minutes). Rest for about 5 hours, then start again. I do this about 2-3 times a day. It takes about 3-4 weeks to get them completely clean depending on your situation. Each time I do this I can still see more calcified gunk coming out. Don't be discouraged, there will be an end to it, eventually. My case was about 2 decades of tonsil stones untreated, uncleaned, and they eventually hardening onto my tonsils. They calcified until my tonsil was tough (not soft or fleshy) when I poke at it. You will need a mirror and flashlight to do this. After I cleaned out the calcified tonsil - my very bad teeth grinding stopped. The swelled up tonsil came down in size gradually and pressure was relieved from my jawbone. The relieved pressure from my jawbone caused it ache for 2-3 days!! After 2 decades of teeth grinding it has STOPPED!! The pressure is off my jawline. I didn't even know there was pressure on my jawbone, until it was released. Who knew it was caused by a swollen tonsil????!!! My basal temperature has also risen. I used to not sweat easily. It took A lot to make me sweat. After I cleaned my tonsils, I sweat normally! Wow. Bad breath has also improved drastically.

Coconut Oil
Posted by Brandon (Willis, Texas) on 11/20/2020


I know this is probably too late in conjunction to your ailment. Use turmeric and raw honey to coat and treat your throat the next time and you simply can't go wrong.

Salt, Baking Soda, Coconut Oil Gargle
Posted by Sanjoo (Ahmedabad) on 10/29/2020 8 posts
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Add salt + 1 or 2 pinches baking soda to a glass of water at room temp. (you can add 1 drop of peppermint essential oil for increased effect).

Take a sip & start swishing with this water, spit, take another sip & gargle, 1 or 2 times, spit, then another sip of this water, add abt 1/2 tsp of coconut oil directly to yr mouth & then gargle with this mix & spit.

Very effective for bringing down infection of inflamed tonsils.

Coconut Oil
Posted by Katie (Wisconsin) on 10/14/2018
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Three days ago, I felt a sore throat come on quickly. The next morning, my tonsils felt huge, sore and I was running a low fever. That night, it was awful. I wondered if this was tonsillitis, pneumonia, or what... I just knew I was coming down with something bad. Twice a day for the next couple of days, I let half a spoon of virgin coconut oil melt in my mouth and gargled it, letting it concentrate/sit on my tonsils for a few minutes. I don't know how it's possible, but I feel 90% better today. I'm baffled. Lots of water, gargling coconut oil, and I ate a dish or two that contained garlic... that's about all I did. Waiting to see if this is seriously gone but it's almost 2pm and I've felt fine and energetic all day.

Coconut Oil
Posted by Mercy (Owerri, Imo) on 04/21/2018

Please my child is just one year and nine months old, and she has re occurent tonsilittis, please how do I make her to gargle this coconut oil so that she can get relieved of the pain and discomfort of cartarrh and cough. Please can she just be drinking the coconut oil?

Coconut Oil
Posted by Amy (Australia) on 09/23/2017

Larry I'm not sure if you'll get notified of my reply here but I see your post is from back in 2015 so I just wanted to see how you went fighting this cancer with the natural protocol!

Vitamin C, Zinc, Fish Oil
Posted by Samuel (Sugar Land Tx) on 03/30/2017
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A million thanks to earth clinic and the Op. I had a magnificent case of tonsillitis. Nothing was helping and coconut oil seemed to be making it worse. I tried vitamin c, zinc and fish oil just like the Op and in two days I got my voice back and I can swallow comfortably. Simply amazing!

Coconut Oil
Posted by Elizabeth (London) on 03/26/2017
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I have been battling tonsillitis for a few months, 4 rounds of antibiotics that have done very little. I took to this site as I am a big fan of natural remedies and sick of the antibiotics ripping my immune system down. I started gargling coconut oil twice last night and once this morning, its amazing! The oil soothes your throat and the infection is going down! Which is a miracle!!! I aim to do it all day long as well as drinking at least 6 litres of water a day and flush this horrible infection away. Highly recommend and aim to gargle coconut oil for the rest of my life!

Coconut Oil
Posted by Rob W (Stuarts Draft, Va) on 03/24/2017
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Coconut oil gargle for swollen tonsils:

About the coconut oil gargle... it surely does clear the mucous out, from around the swollen tonsil, leaving it hanging out there, veeeeery sensitively, in the open air... every breath of fresh air that hits that exposed, raw flesh, stings and burns (ouch! ). But, it's clearing the mucous. That said, I wouldn't recommend gargling before bed. The pain was too much for me at midnight, so I tried it. It's now 3:44am, and I am tossing and turning, trying to get comfortable, because every ten minutes I have to hock up more mucous to spit out (sorry for the gory details). So... conclusion? It works for clearing the mucous from the infected area, but, do it HOURS before you plan to sleep!

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Amanda (Texas) on 08/07/2016
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My throat is so raw from doing this. It is way way worse than before. I had a slight sore throat. Now after gargling with ACV and water.... it feels just as bad as after I had my tonsils removed. Do not try this!!!!!!

Lorraine's Tonsillitis Tea
Posted by Suznne (Staines, England. ) on 06/29/2016

Please could you tell me if you drink this tea or gargle with it? My daughter can't take antibiotics.

Salt Gargle
Posted by Bbb (California) on 03/16/2016

I don't recommend iodized salt for anything! It is TOXIC! Use sea salt! This has plenty of trace minerals and will give your body a boost to boot!

Nebulize Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Bbb (California) on 03/16/2016
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Today I woke up with inflamed swollen tonsils. Having had tonsillitis at least twice a year for most of my life, I have tried A LOT of home remedies. The BEST and quickest acting one (that I used today) has been hydrogen peroxide!
I mix a dilution of 3% H202 (the one with NO additives! ) with distilled water. Usually about a tablespoon of each will suffice, then nebulize for 15 - 20 mins.
You can do this as many times a day as you need. I do it four times. I also increase my vitamin C intake (only natural vitamin C! NOT ascorbic acid! ) I make raw honey and lemon tea and gargle a 50/50 mix of ACV and water. I may attempt the coconut oil gargle also as I need to put in a full day at work and I have no voice!

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Kiki (Redding) on 10/19/2015

Distilled white vinegar will not work the same as apple cider vinegar because it does not have the "mother" or probiotic properties. It IS food grade, but it's going to be much more effective for you to use white vinegar to clean the surfaces you touch in your home (spray bottle with equal parts vinegar and water) because it will naturally disinfect for you, but you shouldn't drink it as you would apple cider vinegar because on its own it is much more abrasive.

You should be able to find organic and unfiltered apple cider vinegar at any health or whole food store for a very reasonable price. I get mine for $3 and change at my whole foods store, and even if you're drinking it twice daily, it will last you for a month or so because you only take a tablespoon in a glass of water at a time.

Coconut Oil
Posted by E (Houston) on 06/23/2015
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I have had recurrent tonsillitis my whole life and avoid antibiotics now whenever possible since. Sunday night, I had a fever of 102.8 and a red, swollen throat with a visible patch of infected mucus on my right tonsil. I gargled with salt water, took goldenseal tincture and vitamin C, and went to bed.

When I woke up on Monday, my fever was better but the infected patch and swelling were still the same. Continued vitamin C and goldenseal throughout the day on Monday kept my energy high and my fever down, but the infected patch and swelling weren't reduced.

Monday night, after reading anecdotes on this site, I gargled with melted coconut oil for 10 minutes (spitting afterward). The swelling in my throat was reduced almost immediately, and the infected area on my tonsil was somewhat smaller as well.

This morning (Tuesday), I gargled again with melted coconut oil for 10 minutes. After this gargle, more than half of the infected mucus was dislodged. Two hours later, I repeated the coconut oil gargle. Half an hour later, the infected area was completely gone and the redness and swelling in my throat were almost completely gone. I plan to do two more rounds of coconut oil gargling to ensure that the problem is completely gone!

I did not pull (swish) the oil - I gently gargled it in my throat, focusing on the infected side. It wasn't the most pleasant thing I've ever done, but it is the fastest I've ever cured an infected tonsil!

Coconut Oil
Posted by Larry C (Downers Grove, Il, Usa) on 02/14/2015
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Six months ago I was diagnosed with Stage Four HPV squamous cell carcinoma of the tonsil. I decided right away against the Trilogy Of Death (Surgery, Chemo & Radiation) and have been treating my cancer holistically with diet and supplements using the Bill Henderson protocol. Needing biological dentistry to remove the four root canals causing my cancer I waited hoping to get better without but then developed a serious infection of the tonsil. It went on for weeks until I found the coconut cure here and found relief almost instantly. It's been 5 days now of using the oil and all the white puss is gone and the pain I felt is becoming bearable. I also found that oil pulling (holding the oil in my mouth while swishing) with the coconut for about twenty minutes works even better as it kills virus & bacteria alike. Probably going to do this forever... Root canal tooth removal starts next week.

Coconut Oil
Posted by Katherina (Venice, Italy) on 01/22/2015

I found Lugol in a Dutch online store UnlimitedHealth. If anyone is interested, they have a brand called Bob's Best.

i known that some people might be allergic to Iodine though, so it's better to test it on your skin before spraying it into your throat.

Posted by Ally (Florida, Us) on 01/03/2015
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I woke up with swollen tonsils this morning. Hurt when I swallow and my speech is affected. I came to Earth Clinic to find a remedy (alternate), and was surprised that the remedy that I know and was out of was not listed at all.

The most effective cure I know is Golden Seal in the liquid form. Two drops directly on the tonsils and the pain will be gone instantly.

If I had that I wouldn't even have come here today, so try it folks. Over the years it has been an instant cure for me- not days, hours, nor minutes, but instant. 2 drops on the swollen tonsil, and I swallow it. Awful taste- really awful, but the instant gratification is well worth it. Remember to refrigerate it to keep it fresh and effective.

Thanks Earth Clinic, over the years I have come here so I am happy to contribute

Hydrogen Peroxide, Coconut Oil
Posted by Momsy (East Coast) on 08/30/2013

My daughter could not sleep due to swollen tonsils-I could barely see her uvula, and she said her throat felt like pins and needles. This remedy worked fast:

She gargled with 1/4 tsp. 3% hydrogen peroxide and 3/4 tsp. water for 2 minutes, then spit. After a few minutes her throat area started stinging badly-it was working! We let the H2O2 do its work for 5 minutes. She then gargled with 1 tsp. extra virgin coconut oil for a few seconds, then swallowed it. The oil seemed to coat and soothe her throat nicely.

She went back to bed and ten minutes later, was asleep! I checked her throat the next morning, tonsils were a bit smaller and not as red. As usual, Earth Clinic came through. Thank you!!

Swollen Tonsil Remedies
Posted by Timh (Louisville, Ky, Usa) on 02/28/2013 2073 posts

Brittany: Try some Zinc Lozenges, they will probably help. Please update any progress.

Swollen Tonsil Remedies
Posted by Joy (Battleground, Wash) on 02/27/2013

I use coconut oil in my mouth and it is helping me a lot. Swish around in your mouth for awhile and spit it out and then rinse well. Try again, I use it throughout the day. (there could be some side effect symptoms if it starts to heal you, even an antibiotic can make you feel sick at first.)

Garlic and lemon also are very potent mouth healers.

I also read on this site that milk of magnesia kills MRSA on skin , maybe swish some around in your mouth and spit it out.

Rinse with water afterwards. Hope this helps.

Swollen Tonsil Remedies
Posted by Brittany (Las Vegas, Nv) on 02/27/2013

Hello my name is Brittany and for the last 7 or 8 months, I have been experiencing very bad throat / tongue / tonsil swelling. I have gone to the ER and but haven't found a cause.... I though it was caused by my birth control so I removed it. I'm still geting the swellingness so ANYONE plz help.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Star (Priest Lake, Idaho United States) on 02/23/2013

I only have white vinegar... will it still work??

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Golda (Bellport, Ny) on 01/23/2013
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DONT WASTE YOUR TIME! It doesn't work and you'll end up with your throat burning.

Coconut Oil
Posted by Ramune (Peterborough, Cambs) on 01/22/2013

Just a quick one about Liugol Spray. It is still sold in Lithuania so we do have it here in Europe. If that helps it is called Liugolis. They even sell it on Amazon. Hope it helps. My friend just brought me a bottle of it as I have terrible throat pain.

Will also try coconut oil gargle.

Have been gargling with hydrogen peroxide and water all day yesterday. One side seemed to be clear of white coating after the night.

Tonsil Stones
Posted by Mike (Amsterdam, Nh, The Netherlands) on 10/20/2012

I never had tonsil stones, but I did have for many years one (yes only one side) inflamed tonsil with white dots on it. It actually didn't really cause me any mayor trouble other then occasional strange feeling while swallowing and me being curious looking in the mirror seeing one huge tonsil and one small. (I think it started when I was 15 or so, as I had no pain I nevr got surgery, though I did think about it) One time when pushing from the neck outside while watching in the mirror I saw one of the spots erupt. I was intrigued. At the time I had a severe addiction to squeezing out pimpels (avg. 40 mins a day! ) as one niece I liked mentioned the blackheads on my nose, and it became a therapy of 'sqeezing out the bad in me' I would feel good when 'bad stuff' would gush out the pimpels, especially if it be solid stuff. (yes yuck, what an addiction to have.... Don't understand it myself how I got into that) anyway so added to my routine I also started to use cottonsticks (soaked in plain water to make them soft) to squeeze out the (smelly! ) white stuff. One day, after many month if not a year or so the holes became so big I could actually go in with the cotton stick and kind of clean it inside! The tonsil would have a lot of those 'holes'/crevices, now I read they are called 'tonsillar crypts'. (10-15 or so). After maybe 2-4 years (i really can't remember too clearly) one day the problem just disapeared, and I was kind of dissapointed not to have any nice white guey stuff to be able to get erupted from my tonsils... I still have bad breath and I swear it all started when one day, when I was maybe the last guy to never have kissed in my school, on a party with another school, an fairly ugly girl from the other school sat next to me and complained she never kissed before. When I said I didn't either she told me I wasn't that bad looking, as to not to offend her I told her likewise, bad move as now she proposed we try it out... And ever since that awful day she stuck her tongue deep into my throat (i guess she figured that's the way it is done) I have bad breath in the morning, and I never had it before, and I never got rid of it either. I'm contemplating sometimes doing a really long fast. But i'm sure it (the strain of bacteria feasting in there) will outlive me. Any tips are welcome! (for the bad breath, I am now almost 40) Oh, so for anyone reading this: I do not reccomend getting 'addicted' but in a way I think that cleaning out tonsils by excerting some force on it, so that pockets of puss/bad bacteria can come out could possibly help. I wonder now if it'd have been better to have diped the cottonsticks in salt water or vinegar. In any case except for the occasional feeling of having to throw up (only if you hit the soft tissue surounding the tonsils), touching the tonsils and poking them didn't hurt or otherwise got things worse. It kind of feels awkward, and if a cottonstick is dry it's absorb more bad pus/bacteria but also hurt more, and especially the first few times if you get into a 'crevice/crypt' if it's infected the skin lining inside will be very thin, and easily break and start bleeding (just like your gums if not brushed/flossed regularly). To me it just makes sense to try to push out the bad stuff, instead of flushing only the outside with some disinfectant as you'll never reach the inside that much, (unless its not that bad and not fully blocked).

So if your tonsil is hurting as it's almost exploding with bacteria: try at first to squeeze them using your fingers in your neck, or with a cottonstick push on it in several ways to see if the bacteria stuck inside can find a way out. It's gross, I know, but the tonsil does get a better chance of recovery I think. One time my wisdom teeth got pulled, and they fogot to give antiinfamatory gargle, only pain killer, and it got so much infected that I got a huge neck. The doktor back home (i was on holliday in cuba and used cheap dentist there, they were excellent in the surgery, just messed up with the aftercare) amde a small incision, and out came all the dark smelly stuff, and overnight all my problems, which gotten worse over the coarse of one week, were over instantly! I feel opening up, and letting out infectious matter of an infection is better then taking massive doses of antibiotics, although there are times antibiotics can work miracles, it doesn't make sense to me that if you know where the bacteria are, and have access to it, why not get them out?

Coconut Oil
Posted by Rob (Bega) on 10/13/2012

Thank you so much for the posts on coconut oil to relieve tonsilitis. It worked for me within 12 hours. From not being able to talk, swallow or eat, and just drool from the side of the mouth, now I can have a conversation again and not be in agony!

Coconut Oil
Posted by Jj (San Clemente, Usa ) on 07/19/2012

I'm back to let you know my tonsilitis has not gone away so easily this time even though I have been taking coconut oil and doing this treatment. Today however, I decided to use old treatment what I thought was inferior but it worked well, gargel salt water it reduces swelling and pain. With the reduced swelling I coughed up a few vile things which is good! ^^ got all the nasty stuff out now I can start healing. But my point is coconut oil will heal and disinfect but salt water will reduce swelling and disinfect so use both!!! And also use listerien or a hydrogen peroxied and water mix to really kill germs back there ^^

Coconut Oil
Posted by Jj (San Clemente, Ca US) on 07/12/2012

I have reoccurring tonsillitis. So I know a few ways to cure it and sometimes the cure you used last time or the one you have never used wont work... So you have to try diffrent things each time. Keep your immune system strong, vitamin c, second gargel salt water spit out salt water as much as you want listerine also helps. but coconut oil will help most of the time even if you just ingest it the tonsillitis will go away slowly however I have not tried this remedy and looking forward to see how well it works thank you and good luck other people with your pain.

Coconut Oil
Posted by N (London, Uk) on 07/06/2012
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After reading this site spent I £15 on some extra virgin coconut oil as I have had sore throat/tonsilitus for over a month now and just can't get rid of it!! Didn't work, waste of money, thought it sounded too good to be true!!

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Suki (Edinburgh, Scotland) on 05/24/2012

Should be spat out because all the bacteria is in what you have just gaguled? -.-

Coconut Oil
Posted by Pat (Santa Clarita, Ca, Usa) on 04/17/2012

I am amazed to stumble upon this site and conversation about coconut oil! It is an answer to Prayer - really! I was just getting ready to take some leftover antibiotic in desperation to rid my throat of an infection in my left tonsil. Reading the side-effects of the meds. Was enough to scare me but I looked up tonsillitis to see which of the meds. Would be best to use... And there it was, a reference to wonderful "coconut oil". I have been using it for various things (like skin disorders including cancers, moisturizer, mixed in my hot morning coffee to clear the brain because of its anti-Alzheimer's affect) with success, and now it is good for infected tonsils! Who knew? The Good Lord did and He has once again been my Helper. Thank You, Jesus. I have already swished it against my throat and tonsil and feel some relief. I will continue ue to do so. Thanks, everyone.

Vitamin C, Zinc, Fish Oil
Posted by Chocolategeek (Manila, Philippines) on 04/03/2012
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I always had tonsillitis as a child but never underwent a tonsillectomy. Now, as an adult, I hardly have it because I've become conscious of supplementing my diet with Vitamin C and zinc, which helps strengthen my immune system.

Lately, though, I've run out of both Vit. C and zinc, and in my laziness did not replenish my supply. A few weeks later and I have severe tonsillitis. I am a voice over artist and was mad at myself because I couldn't work for several weeks while I was ill. Swallowing my own saliva felt like a hundred tiny daggers slashing at my throat.

I tried warm water gargles with salt, sipping ginger brew, gargling and drinking green tea (which I drink 2 liters of every single day anyway, but it wasn't enough to cure my tonsillitis), warm water and vinegar gargles, eating raw garlic (this ALWAYS stops the start of flu-like symptoms and makes me instantly better the next day, but this time it only burned my tonsils! Eeek! ). Nothing worked and if anything, the pain and swelling even increased.

I did not want to take antibiotics. So finally, I had a brilliant idea and bought me some Vit. C and zinc again, but this time, I added fish oil capsules to the mix. I read that it's very good for pain and inflammation. Each day for seven days, I took 1 gram Vit. C (500 g after breakfast and 500 g after dinner), 30 grams zinc (15 g per dose, taken with the Vit. C), and a 1000 mg capsule of fish oil with the evening supplements.

Within two day, my tonsils were getting progressively smaller and the pain was only slightly uncomfortable. By the time I'd completed one week of taking the supplements, I was working again and feeling a LOT better. The week after that, I pared it down to 500 g Vit. C and 15 g zinc daily, and 1000 mg fish oil every other day. It has helped maintain my immune system's powers. HTH!

Tonsil Stones
Posted by Jb (Dallas, Tx) on 03/26/2012

I'm 18 and get tonsil stones and yes they are such a nuscence and they taste horrible and the taste doesn't go away so I don't even bother with them, I just get rid of them. I take a wooden stick ( the small stick that people use for nail cuticles, the pointy end) and I actually go in the back of my tonsil and fish the stones out of my tonsil. When I first started doing that, I had to do it after everytime I ate because more stones would be back there but after a period of time, the stones would gradually come back less and less and that bad smell would disappear. Maybe if you start taking them out maybe they won't appear as much. It worked for me and I know people with tonsil stones want to get rid of them so really, ... You have nothing to lose. Just don't poke yourself too hard because it will hurt and make sure to have a good grip on the stick so you don't lose it in your throat. Good luck.

Coconut Oil
Posted by Melissa (Baltimore, Md) on 03/19/2012

After gargling and swishing the coconut oil for 5 minutes, do you swallow it or spit it out??? Not clear on this part.

Thank you

EC: Spit it out (ideally in the toilet, so you don't clog your pipes with the oil). You never want to swallow toxins or viruses when you can help it!

Coconut Oil
Posted by Mkz (Philadelphia, Pa) on 02/28/2012

I tried this remedy earlier today. I think it's working, but I'll update in a couple of days. @Green- It is not for you to say who Kathy should and shouldn't thank. If she wants to praise God, let her do so.

Coconut Oil
Posted by Simply Kathy (Brunswick , Ga. Usa) on 02/09/2012
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Blessed to have come upon this site. I went and bought Extra virgin coconut oil- Expensive but worth every penny! My throat was sore, felt like a thousand needles stabbing me in my mouth. I could hardly talk and was in much pain to just swallow. After doing the oil pulling, just one time, the pain left, I could swallow, and talk pain free! I also noticed and it is now the 3rd day of oil pulling, I have a cavity that has been hurting, does not hurt anymore and I can actually eat and no pain! What a blessing. Praise God!

Coconut Oil
Posted by Carrie (Philadelphia, Pa) on 01/15/2012
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Unbelievable! I've been in such pain for the last week. I had a bad cold with horrible sinus pain that then moved into a cough. I never had a fever. I fought it with vitamins, herbs & juices and everyday it was getting better. Then, out of no where, my throat started killing me! After a few days I looked in my throat and saw that my tonsils were swollen. I read this post about coconut oil last night & tried it b4 bed. This morning I woke up and it was half as big! Did another again this morning and it's feeling so much better. Finally...relief!

Coconut Oil
Posted by Francisca (Zug, Switzerland) on 01/11/2012

I sprayed my throat with liquid magnesium chloride and the itching of my allergy disappeared! Too bad Lugol's doesn't seem to be sold here in Europe... I had already tried in France, England, Germany and now I am trying to find it here in Switzerland but the pharmacy has already told me they can't get it here or in Germany. It used to be sold here but not anymore. They are now trying to find out whether they can import it form the US. Funny if you think that it was developed by a French doctor called Jean Lugol..... The Swiss have banned an awful lot of supplements. In Basel I used to know a very good natural pharmacy and they still sold quite a few things, not here in Zug, the choice is really very limited.

Coconut Oil
Posted by Debbie (Melbourne, Australia ) on 01/10/2012

Patrick, I read of someone who sprayed lugols iodine down the back of the throat and it helped the tonsils go down. Like the coconut oil it is anti bacterial/anti fungal.

Coconut Oil
Posted by Patrick (Charlottesville, Virginia) on 01/10/2012

Maria - are you actually gargling in the back of your throat with the extra virgin coconut oil? I have huge tonsils and do not want to have surgery to take them out! Please let me know what I need to do.



Coconut Oil
Posted by Maria (Cincinnati, Ohio) on 11/25/2011
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My tonsils have been huge since I was a little child. My ENT wanted to remove them, since they had gotten even bigger and I also had tonsil stones. I am 61 and was concerned about having that surgery at my age so I decided to try something to shrink my tonsils. I had already been doing "oil pulling" (swishing) using organic extra virgin coconut oil with good results in the health of my gums, so I decided to try gargling the coconut oil for 5 minutes before swishing it. After one month I looked at the back of my throat, and my huge tonsils had shrunken so much, I could barely find them. I had never seen the entire arch of the back of my mouth before. Oil gargling is now part of my daily routine and my tonsils have not gotten swollen again. (It has been 6 months...)

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Mary (Los Angeles, Calfornia) on 09/19/2011 49 posts
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Hello everyone. Since I was a little child I suffered from Tonsillitis and am now past my sixties. People have made fun of my breath and have said some really mean things like fart mouth and other kind phrases like that. I understand now that my breath has been like that because of the Tonsilloliths (white stones) No wonder my boyfriends didn't want to kiss me! ): I have been told by doctors that I cannot have a tonsillectomy because of my age and severe bleeding that could kill me.

Anyway, about 8 days ago I woke up in the morning with my tongue, the left side of my face and throat swollen. I could see the Tonsils inflamed and the pain was excruciating I've never had it that bad before. I quickly started on my remedies. Made a strong tea of garlic and honey. It helped some but I woke up about an hour later and in even more pain. My throat was so swollen I looked like a bullfrog only to match that swamp breath! How lovely!

Well I became desperate and took an empty 2 oz brown bottle that had a 3 inch dropper in it. I took that dropper and filled it with, 3% hydrogen peroxide and did not mix it with water even though my inner voice was warning me and shot it straight down my tonsil opening to finally heal myself! I figured it would clean it out and stop that pain. WRONG!!

I didn't feel any fizzing or anything so figured it hadn't helped me any. I woke up about an hour later and was in the worst pain of my life plus a headache and could not swallow very well and could not lay back because I felt as though I was choking. I figured I better go to the hospital and they made me wait even though I was dying!! They gave me an antibiotic and a shot to bring down the swelling. The nurse said, "you can't leave yet we have to make sure you'll be alright. I didn't mention a word to the doctor about what I had done. For fear that they would do worse than what I had done. I started to hyperventiliate because I was afraid that that shot would make things worse. They made me stay a little longer and then let me go.

I kept checking on my Tonsil and saw that there was no opening!! Oh no I thought I must have burned it out!!! After a few days I noticed I could not bend over or my tonsil would hurt so bad my head hurt and could not swallow or lay down I had to sleep sitting straight up. I kept putting ice packs on my throat and it helped a little. It felt as though my throat wanted to close up on me. Everyone in my family told me I was crazy for doing it.

Now 8 days later the Tonsil looks like a big exclamation mark (! ) I will see if it stays like that but I think it's gone.

What finally helped the pain to go away was 1 tsp ACV, 1 tsp honey and a little liquid cayenne (only 2 drops! ). I am praying that the one tonsil is gone but hoping I will be alright. I feel pretty good now but would I do it to the other one? HELL NO!!! By the way, the doctor said I needed a Tonsillectomy. If I had listened to him I'd be writing you from my grave! It's very good to be alive!!!

P.S. I will give you an update if anything good or bad happens because of it! REMEMBER SOMETIMES A LITTLE IS BETTER!!! Happiness and health to all.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Shaylan (Wellington, Ohio) on 06/24/2011

Should the apple cider vinegar be swallowed or spit out?

Coconut Oil
Posted by Amanda (Columbus, Oh) on 12/16/2010
5 out of 5 stars

I had tonsillitis for about five days that turned into an abscess. After three doctor visits, antibiotics and steroids that seemed to be doing nothing, I finally looked Earth Clinic and found this. I did it three times in the evening and when I woke up the next morning it was a miracle! I have no pain or discomfort swallowing and the swelling has gone down tremendously! This is truly an amazing remedy, I have rediscovered my love for coconut oil.

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