I feel awful - my throat feels as though there are a couple of golf balls wedged in it, the glands in my neck are swollen, my throat is throbbing and the pain is keeping me awake, which is unheard of for me!
Luckily our doctors has an online appointments service so I've managed to get one for this afternoon. I'm dreading being given antibiotics though as they always give me an upset tummy.
Sorry to go on, I just needed to have a good old moan and Dave and Harry are asleep!
Oh dear it does sound as though its the start of something and antibiotics will be the way to go. Maybe doc can give you some that won't affect your stomach.
Have you tried Chloraseptic ( spelling?)- I know its disgusting, but I find it does work.
.....hope Dave & Harry are not snoring like my lot are!
Application of hot compress for 3-5 minutes on the swollen gland improves blood circulation of the infection affected area thus reduces pain as well as inflammation. The problem of sore throat is an essential side symptom of swollen glands and frequent gargle with salty water helps to reduce the problem of inflammation.
Frequent consumption of lukewarm water treated by fresh lemon juice and one teaspoon of honey helps to cure the pain as well as the infection of the glands. This home remedy works as good herbal support for antibiotics prescribed by the doctors in course of treatment.
Tyrozettes from the chemist are great too and they taste nice [:D][:D]
Take care Skip xxx
Unfortunately I've never been able to gargle! I just swallow whatever it is I'm trying to gargle with, so salt water isn't a good one!
I've been to the doctors and I've got tonsillitis. I've been given antibiotics, and when I explained about the dodgy tummy she gave me something different to penicillen in the hope it won't effect me - fingers crossed!
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