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Strange Sensation in Throat After Having Tonsils Removed

Posted by Mari (Szentendre, Hungary) on 10/26/2006

Since I had a surgery a year ago, took my tonsils out, I continuously feel something strange in my throat (when you have flu), and I hardly taste sweet, only salty food. My throat is dry, lost my appetite. Someone recommended blackstrap molasses, but I hardly can find where to buy. Would appreciate a good tip. thanks

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
383 posts

Dear Maria: I know one woman who has an inflamed tonsils and most doctors would really removed it. However, an inflamed tonsils is usually nothing more than bacteria attacking the tonsils.

Usually tonsils are the first line of defense to protect you from getting flu or other problems before it goes further down the throat.

In case someone who luckily did not remove the tonsils, making a mouthwash with potassium carbonate everyday, and sea salt, and mix with some 1% hydrogen peroxide would, at least in my case stopped tonsillitis in a matter of hours.

In fact, one woman who had some kind a pus on her tonsils for many months was helped by doing this along with adding some zinc acetate applied to the tonsil and the pus was reduced by about 90% in a matter of a couple of weeks. Of course only a tiny bit remained, but she felt she was cured since the tiny bit was only a scarred tissue.

Once you have tonsils removed, I would recommend making an alkaline mouthwash mixed with 1% hydrogen peroxide solution to gargle three times a day. The preferred alkaline more most people I think would be baking soda, added until no more will be dissolved. Then use this as a mouthwash. The flu like or sore throat should be diminished

Often your body's chemistry pH is a bit off. To raise it quickly to normal, then just use some whole lemon juice freshly squeezed, add water to 1/2 glass of water, and the add 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda in that interval until the solution causes no more fizz or minor fizz. Taken this twice a day, once before bedtime and once in the morning on an empty stomach should normalize the body's pH and hence resistance against flu like symptoms or low grade flu. Ted

Replied by Tasnim
Karachi, Pakistan

I thought that removing tonsils helps in putting a stop to flu , throat soreness and symptoms linked to it . I have the same problem with my 3 year old and someone suggested to get it removed as he has to take antibiotic every month . He has become weak, thin and definitely his immune system has weakened too . If anybody can give a better suggetion pls do give.