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Anyone else had a sore throat for ages??

(11 Posts)
Shnook Sat 19-Mar-16 23:16:23

Had a cold,cough and sore throat about 3 weeks ago. Cough and cold went after about a week but I've still got the sore throat. It's not too bad in the morning but gets painful in the evenings. Only thing that helps is ibuprofen. It's one of those ones where your throat feels swollen, as does the very back of my tongue (beyond where I can see in the mirror) . Spoke to the Dr on the phone as I couldn't get an apptmnt who suggested I get an otc throat-numbing spray rather than keep popping tabs and try it for a couple of days. Is this just a virus or something that's lingering? Really getting on my nerves now - when it's painful it hurts to swallow and move my tongue.

Shnook Sun 20-Mar-16 20:45:45

Anyone? Am using the spray and it's doing bugger-all....

Thethingswedoforlove Sun 20-Mar-16 20:47:55

Could be bacterial tonsilitis? Can you see spots on the tonsils when shining mob phone torch light into mouth? I reckon worth actually showing them to a doc....

Kbear Sun 20-Mar-16 20:50:34

mild salt water solution might help if you can gargle with that - helped me - felt like i had a sore throat for about a month on and off earlier in the year

Shnook Sun 20-Mar-16 22:17:00

Thank you for your replies. Can't see anything sore or spotty at the back of my throat. The soreness seems to be beyond where I can see. Will try the salt water although I have been trying Corsodyl. Incidentally I've got no swollen glands at all - does that seem odd?

Bin85 Sun 20-Mar-16 22:22:03

Yes I've been ill for 4 weeks
Antibiotics stopped it for 5 days but it came back
The sore throat was the worst part especially at night , that's almost gone now. I also had earache, cough, swollen glands , cold and a chest infection. Can't wait to feel properly better again
Get well soon

Shnook Sun 20-Mar-16 22:34:18

Hi Bin. Sounds rubbish - hope you're feeling better soon. I've got no cold, cough, temp - nothing like that. ... Could it be some other kind of infection I've got? Like thrush???

Bin85 Sun 20-Mar-16 23:00:17

Thanks Shnook
Think you should get doctor to take a look

Shnook Wed 23-Mar-16 23:22:25

Ok so after almost 4 weeks, the sore throat has cleared up on its own before I even got a chance to make a Dr's apptmnt. Which is good. But I do feel like an idiot/hypochondriac. Thanks for all your comments though.

MabelFurball Thu 24-Mar-16 20:14:02

I had the same thing. Really painful sore throat that lasted about 3 weeks and was so painful to swallow I was spitting out saliva rather than swallowing it. It went eventually but never had anything like it before.

Chocwocdoodah Thu 24-Mar-16 21:49:27

Glad it's not just me!!

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