Recently, I came down with a raging fever and a very sore throat. After a trip to Urgent Care, I received a diagnosis of tonsillitis (a tonsil infection) and given a prescription for antibiotics. I held off on taking the antibiotics for a couple of days, knowing that my body was doing important work and fighting off infection with the fever. I took vitamin C, got acupuncture, and rested. But when symptoms didn’t improve, I decided to take the antibiotics.