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AIBU to think my throat should be feeling better not worse?

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PeppasNanna Thu 31-Dec-15 18:54:17

I woke up on Monday with a sore throat. Every day I've hoped it would improve but today its even worse!

Losing track of the nurofen /paracetamol /throat losengers I'm getting through.

Im about to gargle with salt water which always makes me throw up but I'm desperate. I can't eat or drink hot drinks. Im literally sipping water.

Any advice greatly appreciated!

80schild Thu 31-Dec-15 19:01:53

Have you looked down your throat with a torch?

PeppasNanna Thu 31-Dec-15 19:08:58

Its very red & tonsils are swollen. Im in agony. Ive had sore throats before but this excruciating.sad

ThisIsNotARealAvo Thu 31-Dec-15 20:14:34

Have you tried gargling with soluble aspirin? That sometimes helps me when I have throat infections. And sipping warm water. And those sprays you can get. You have my sympathy, sore throats are nasty.

Hissy Thu 31-Dec-15 20:49:41


Magic stuff! Can you get to a late night chemist?

RandomMess Thu 31-Dec-15 20:51:16

Yep the sore throat spray that numbs it and gargling with soluble aspirin is amazing, really really helps.

Poor you!

ispymincepie Thu 31-Dec-15 23:49:05

Probably not helpful if the salt gargle makes you sick but last time I had a throat infection, wanting to avoid antibx as ttc, I used a 'natural' remedy that really worked! Ground up garlic mixed with honey and cayenne pepper spread onto the affected area every hour or two. Not pleasant but definitely helped!

PeppasNanna Thu 31-Dec-15 23:49:15

Thanks. I tried to sleep but the pain wakes me. I have Asprin in the house. I will see i can find a chemist open tomorrow.

I know I sound like a moany baby but its so painful. Ive given birth with no pain relief but this is driving me nuts!

Thankyou for the replies.

Happy New Year.

MintyChops Fri 01-Jan-16 00:32:54

Go to your GP. It could be strep throat which I gad twice last year and was bloody AGONY. You may need antibiotics. Ouch. Poor you. Happy new year.

Figmentofmyimagination Fri 01-Jan-16 15:07:49

Gargle with diluted TCP? At least - if u do this just before going to bed - it should stop the bacteria multiplying in your throat overnight.

There are some horrendous bugs around this winter. I went down with a horrible cold, chest, throat and double ear infection on 19 December and I am still ill. A course of amoxillin made no difference at all. I blame the flu jab. I've never had a jab before this year, and this year I seem unable to throw anything off, whereas normally my resistance is, well, normal. They pretty much threw the jab at me at the gp surgery, when I was there for something unrelated, even though I didn't make a separate jab appointment. I was on the list for the jab because I have a repeat asthma inhaler prescription. I shan't be having it again!

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