Treatment for tonsillitis will depend in part on the cause.
If tests reveal bacteria, treatment will consist of antibiotics to cure the infection. Antibiotics may be given as a single shot or taken 10 days by mouth.
Get enough rest
Drink warm or very cold fluids to ease throat pain
Eat smooth foods, such as flavored gelatins, ice cream, or applesauce
Use a cool-mist vaporizer or humidifier in your room
Gargle with warm salt water
Suck on lozenges containing benzocaine or other anesthetics
Take over-the-counter pain relievers such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen...