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Blisters on back of throat - any experiences?

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youarekiddingme Thu 25-Dec-14 20:10:06

DS (10) suffers with tonsillitis quite a bit and sees ENT consultant on Wednesday.
Because of this when he gets a cold etc his tonsils swell from generally strange to large! GP always gives a penicillin prescription to use if white spots appear because historically DS has become seriously unwell and had seizures with tonsillitis. (Episodes of red tonsils at 6pm and by 3pm fitting with severely infected tonsils)

He had a cold/ temp 11/12/14 and saw GP - got prescription as usual but after 4 days he appeared to pick up. He's been complaining of sore throat since. This morning he was still complaining and as he's happy due to Christmas Day decided it must really be sore still.

Had a look and there appears to be water like blisters right at back of throat and some around the bit that comes down from roof of mouth by epiglottis.
Anyone had experience of this - I'm wondering if it's something I should be worried about and give penicillin or leave and if still there Wednesday let ENT look at?

youarekiddingme Thu 25-Dec-14 20:11:25

There is no white spots on tonsils which is when I should give penicillin.

MrsPepperMintonCandyCane Thu 25-Dec-14 20:13:46

I would get it checked asap. It could be quinsy. www.nhs.uk/Conditions/quinsy/pages/introduction.aspx

It's worth a call/visit to 111/ out of hours service.

youarekiddingme Thu 25-Dec-14 20:20:47

I don't think it's quinsy - I've had that before and it was horrid. Strangely it's not his tonsils (they are always lumpy!) it's the bit right at the back iyswim?

It's not affecting eating - which bacterial tonsillitis does. Just think when I looked I was surprised to see blisters - normally it's just redness or pussy tonsils iyswim?

MrsPepperMintonCandyCane Thu 25-Dec-14 20:35:20

I do, I used to suffer really badly and had mine out last year. I'm out of ideas with that then. If you are at ENT on Wednesday I'd be tempted to start the antibiotics anyway.

youarekiddingme Thu 25-Dec-14 21:07:26

I tried to take a picture earlier! It's just blisters - like ones you get from shoes - really weird! I'm going yo see if my go available tomorrow. If she's closed (understandable) I'll just get penicillin from chemist and start DS on it. Thankyou

Hemlock2013 Thu 25-Dec-14 21:09:58

Yes, I had these when I was about 14... Very painful, temp, generally unwell. They are actually, or were for me, just ulcers, from being run down.

They were memorable because the sore throat with it was so bad.

Hope this helps?

youarekiddingme Thu 25-Dec-14 21:12:19

Anything helps! I was taken by surprise because whenever DS complains of sore throat I expect to see tonsillitis and know what to do!

Boobsofsteel Thu 25-Dec-14 21:12:36

Could it be hand foot and mouth? That causes nasty blisters.

MimsyBorogroves Thu 25-Dec-14 21:17:34

Long shot - has he had chicken pox? I had it in my mouth/throat...

youarekiddingme Thu 25-Dec-14 21:23:01

No signs of anything on feet or mouth but I suppose it's a possibility.

He had CP 6 years ago. He was extremely ill with it - had seizure then too. However both my sister and a cousin have had it twice - and my mum had shingles years ago so maybe our family are ones who get it more than once?

I'm open to all suggestions as I genuinely have no idea! If I was even sure it's bacterial I wouldn't hesitate to start penicillin.

youarekiddingme Thu 25-Dec-14 21:23:31

Sorry should have said feet or hands!

AnotherStitchInTime Thu 25-Dec-14 21:30:20

Apthous stomatitis, can have multiple causes/factors involved in their occurrence. They can be linked to viral infections.

Also look up epiglottitis and be aware of the symptoms just in case as it can restrict the airway.

eatyourveg Thu 25-Dec-14 21:34:59

ds has had this twice - clear blisters on the uvula and surrounding area -blood tests both times came back clear and so he just had to sit it out with diflam spray. Took about 10 days to start to get better - as with hemlock it was ulcers which he gets a lot just never on the uvula or looking quite so glassy

I gave him complan when he couldn't face food

Quangle Fri 26-Dec-14 23:28:16

Herpetic stomatitis? DD had this at 3 and was in a lot of pain. Came up as red spots and blisters all over the inside of her mouth. It's a nasty virus and we ended up in A & E at one point because she was so distressed and hallucinating but in the end it went of its own accord.

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