This week, I got sick. I’ve been feeling it coming on for weeks, and I finally woke up with that telltale sore, swollen throat that I know so well from my long and checkered past with strep throat.

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Tonsils are lymph nodes on either side of the back of the mouth, and their function is to protect against upper respiratory tract infections, if they become infected, they get inflamed and swollen with fluids and white blood cells, making swallowing painful and eating difficult.

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Sanjin Watermelon Frost | Best Chinese Medcines. This is a fragrant powder that's used to treat mouth sores and canker sores, as well as nasal congestion. It is used in treating sore and/or swollen throat, hoarse voice, and ulcers of the mouth, tongue and gums. Applicable in acute and chronic pharyngitis, tonsillitis, inflammation of the oral cavity, and painful and swollen gums.

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