Hi. I am 18 years old. About a month and a half ago I started experiencing a bit of a sore and uncomfortable throat. It felt as if something was stuck in my throat like a lump or something. I though this was just a common cold coming until I noticed red raised spot type blisters on my tongue. The back of my throat in general appeared a little red. My eyes had felt rather dry and scratchy for a couple of weeks.
I went to the doctor before going away on holiday and he prescribed me amoxicillin tablets which I took for five days, once a day. The name of the tablets was “adco-amoclav bd fct”. He said it was most probably something viral and would pass within a couple of days but I should take the antibiotic incase it was something bacterial. The antibiotic did little, if not nothing.
When I came back from holiday, I went to my regular doctor, who prescribed me the same medication, except two tablets a day, for five days. I took this and it had no effect once again. My eyes have become really scratchy and dry, feels like I have sand in them and I am having difficulty with work because of it. I have been feeling a bit fatigued, and have not been doing any exercise for about a month because of it.
The tongue blisters/sores are not painful, and I have been brushing my teeth twice a day, including the back of my tongue, and washing with Listerine. Will garlic or maybe gargling salt water help? Or what else can I do. I am desperate because I have big exams coming up soon and I have spent a decent amount of money on two doctors already. I have attempted the saliva in a glass test for oral thrush, and I don’t think it is that. I have a girlfriend, however we do not engage in penetration or oral sex, only mutual masturbation. I have kissed her with this virus, but she has not got any of the symptoms, nor has anyone living around me, I live in close proximity with others in a boarding house. Please help. Im desperate. Nobody can tell me what I have!