What foods are best?

The best types of foods are soft textured foods. Bread, pasta and yoghurt are usually the preferred foods. Ice lollies and ice cream usually go down well. Citric type foods (fresh fruit and tomatoes) sting and are best avoided.  

It is easy to become dehydrated, so it is important to have lots of fluids. The key to recovery is frequent swallowing which cleans the tonsil beds.