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Ongoing throat symptoms..

  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 8, 2008
  • 09:40 PM

Ok it all started 5-6 weeks ago when i was getting a really sharp pain when swallowing and so i went to the doctor. I got told that i had phrayngitis and was given a painkiller and told the pain would pass eventually.

2 weeks later the pain was gone but an irritating cough started. The doctor told me this was due to a build up of flem that sometimes happens after pharyngitis and so again i was told to wait it out.

Now in the last week the pain came back (though not as bad as the first time). I have also been bringing up a lot of flem, and my girlfriend told me my breath smells after this. I went to the doctor this morning and apparently my right tonsil is a lot bigger than my left. In addition he mentioned that the glands on the right side of my neck were up.

So ive been prescribed antibiotics to try and get the swelling of the right tonsil down. However, the doctor said that this could possibly be glandular fever and when i read about this it said that antibiotics should not be taken. Another possibility he mentioned was quinsy.

The problem now is that im generally very paranoid and do too much research. Ive been reading about throat cancers and starting to worry it would possible be 1? Im an 18 year old male by the way.

Does anyone have any idea of what this sounds like to them? Im not overly in agony but quite worried

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  • It sounds like you do have a throat infection. Gargle with salty water about three times a day; this will help get rid of the flem and bad odor. Take the antibiotics, and be sure to eat yogurt or take a pro-biotoc a few hours after the antibiotic, and for some time after finishing the antibiotic (a couple of weeks at least). Hope this helps; let us know.
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    • September 9, 2008
    • 02:04 AM
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