My 15 year old dd has had a sore throat for 6 weeks. No swollen neck glands nor cough. Dr didn't make much of it - though maybe a bit of tonsillitis and prescribed penicillin which she said made it feel a bit better but after the course went back to painful again. Went back again and Dr said it was normal. Felt bad about taking up appt time. Dd insists her throat does not look normal. Any ideas?
The photo pretty much looks like it did when she went to the Drs though it doesn't look as bad as googled tonsillitis pics. It's such a wait at the Drs then you have posters saying ' don't waste our time with sore throats etc'. May have to again....!!
I know what you mean. Maybe try the pharmacist first then? My middle son has recurrent throat problems, I'm getting reasonably good at working out when to take him to the doctor with it, and when over the counter stuff will do. We do have something called Difflam throat spray that does a good job of 'numbing' it - I'm not sure whether you can get it over the counter without prescription.