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Tonsillitis

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cantthinkofagoodone24 Sat 01-Apr-17 15:37:08

Sore throat and swollen tonsil all week but not felt too bad.

Last night I felt feverish and soo achy, today mild fever, throat and tonsil still very sore some small spots.

Is it worth seeing GP or will the sat viral and let it run its course? Feel awful and have gone back to bed which isn't like meconfused

WhatWouldLeslieKnopeDo Sat 01-Apr-17 17:29:14

Personally I'd leave it to run its course unless the symptoms worsen. I try to avoid antibiotics where possible.

I'm prone to tonsillitis. I have found that gargling with salt water seems to help.

Take the maximum dose of paracetamol, and ibuprofen if you're able to, even if you don't feel you need it. I saw an ENT doctor a while back (I'm on chemo so infections mean an A&E trip) who told me that the pain itself can make tonsil infections worse, so it's important to take painkillers.

I hope you feel better soon flowers

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