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Erg, what is this?

(8 Posts)
TabithaTwitchEye Thu 17-Dec-15 10:00:28

I've had a sore throat for nearly 4 weeks! Not agonising, and not bad enough to be off from work.

What's weird about it is that it's swapped sides a couple of times;,currently my right tonsil is fine and my left really sore. Hurts to swallow. Tiny white dots on it and quite red.

I guess if I go to the GP I'll be wasting their time as they will say it's a virus, but would a virus keep causing the pain to switch sides??

AttilaTheMeerkat Thu 17-Dec-15 10:20:13

Go and see the GP and let that person take a look at it. You would not be wasting their time. You may be wrong in that this may be bacterial based rather than a virus.

iwillbemrsminty Thu 17-Dec-15 11:48:56

I agree with Attila, sounds bacterial rather than viral to me. If so, antibiotics coming your way!

TabithaTwitchEye Thu 17-Dec-15 13:29:47

Hmm, is it likely to go away by itself if bacterial? I'm not able to get a GP appointment until well into January now.

hiddenhome2 Thu 17-Dec-15 17:22:44

Get some Tyrozets from the chemists and gargle with either salt water or TCP.

You'll only need antibiotics if it's a nasty strep throat.

Twinkie1 Thu 17-Dec-15 17:24:34

Gargle with dilute hydrogen peroxide solution. About 60p in boots and then mix with water and gargle.

Will clear it up quicker than antibiotics and saves you a trip to the doctors.

TobleroneBoo Thu 17-Dec-15 17:29:48

I had ongoing throat pain, and after being palmed off once with infected sinuses, I went and saw a different gp who asked if I had heartburn which I did and suggested I sleep
Propped up as the acid was coming into my throat and laying there when I slept flat, it stopped almost overnight

angelpuffs Thu 17-Dec-15 19:46:01

It's a throat infection (bacterial). Antibiotics will clear it up quickly.

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