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I've had sore throat for a couple of days, but last night my temp spiked and I was really shivery / shaky.
This morning I felt even worse, temp high still but felt like warmed up shit. Got out of bed, felt dizzy and promptly collapsed to the floor. I gave my poor DH a bit of a fright!!
I've got antibiotics from GP today but I need to get better and fast. I've been asleep most of today and I'm concerned that I'm on my own with 9mo DD tomorrow and I'll have to do school run for the older DDs.
You can try putting salt in water (2-3 teaspoons in one glass of water) and gargle. I had tonsillitis 12 times in 2011, so really tried it all. Also home made onion syrup. It is disgusting though (and smells...).
Gargle with Corsodyl every couple of hours - a trick recommended to me by a German chemist once I was in dispair, home alone with my baby. It's a really strong disinfecting mouthwash for gums but works wonders on tonsils. It used to taste like bleach but now there's a new alcohol-free version which is much better. It will stop the infection. Also, wear a silk scarf to keep your neck warm.
I used to get several tonsillitis a year and they have ruined quite a few holidays - you usually get them in spring and summer, when you are exposed to dry air for many hours (air conditionins, sleeping in a draft etc.). The best thing is to use C. at the onset, as soon as you feel your throat is irritated. Good luck!