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Dreadful sore throat

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Stressedteacher2435 Sat 20-Jul-19 17:46:40

I’ve had a sore throat since Thursday. Came on quite quickly but without any other symptoms so no cold, flu etc.

It’s gotten so bad today, painkillers aren’t even touching it 😭 I’m taking paracetamol and ibuprofen but it’s so painful I can barely swallow. I’m also getting pain in my throat when I turn my head which I assume is from swollen glands.

Are there any home remedies you lovely ladies could recommend? I’ve called out of hours GP but if it’s viral I’ll just have to wait for it to run it’s course but the though if spending more time in this much pain is horrible 😭😭😭

I’ve tried strepsils, iced water, gargling with warm salt water.......nothing is helping though.

Any words of wisdom would be gratefully appreciated!! X

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Stressedteacher2435 Sat 20-Jul-19 18:42:56

Anyone?? Please, I’m desperate 😭😭

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EleanorReally Sat 20-Jul-19 18:44:08

honey and lemon

GorkyMcPorky Sat 20-Jul-19 18:44:57

No but I feel your pain. I have glandular fever and DH just quipped 'stop banging on about it.'

Ice lollies?

Stressedteacher2435 Sat 20-Jul-19 18:48:48

Well, out of hours have no appointments but the GP recommended diflam if I can find a pharmacy open this time of night 🙄

Gorky, you have my deepest sympathy. I’ve been sat crying for last 20 mins not only from the pain but because I’m bloody hungry! I’ve just sent DH out to get ice cream and more honey. Hopefully it passes soon for both of us xx

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NoSauce Sat 20-Jul-19 19:10:17

Have you tried a difflam spray?

Herocomplex Sat 20-Jul-19 19:13:45

Ultra-chloraseptic spray.

Sunshinegirl82 Sat 20-Jul-19 19:18:25

You could try gargling with soluble aspirin?

bristolone Sat 20-Jul-19 19:24:26

the black Jakemans sweets are very powerful.

Spam88 Sat 20-Jul-19 21:01:41

Have you had a look in your throat to see if you can see why white patches?

UncomfortableSilence Sat 20-Jul-19 21:14:21

Definitely get the Difflam, DH had a horrible sore throat this week and it was like a miracle cure, have you got a Tesco nearby, they would have it.

UncomfortableSilence Sat 20-Jul-19 21:15:14

And also Tyrozets are really good and have a time amount of antibiotic in them.

UncomfortableSilence Sat 20-Jul-19 21:15:58

* Tiny not time confused

YesQueen Sat 20-Jul-19 21:16:55

I had the same, turned out to be tonsillitis
Tyrozets, loads of warm drinks or v cold ones

MotherDucker115 Sat 20-Jul-19 21:26:44

I had similar a couple of weeks ago. Absolutely horrendous. Think it was just a viral infection in the end. Drinking soluble aspirin helped the most and keeping throat hydrated by sipping water. It passed after 3-4 days. Sympathies OP thanks

Stressedteacher2435 Sat 20-Jul-19 22:44:09

Thank you all. My husband picked up some diflam along with the ice cream. It’s taken the edge off thankfully. I also have some of my DH co-codamol that I can take so I can get some sleep.

No white patches that I can see, so it’s probably viral but I’ll try out of hours again tomorrow if there’s no improvement x

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NoSauce Sat 20-Jul-19 23:41:29

OP I had a really sore throat last year which left me feeling desperate, initially the GP couldn’t see any white patches but when she looked more closely she saw it. Definitely see your GP if it persists, hope the difflam helps you get some sleep tonight.

Glitter99x Sun 21-Jul-19 00:24:30

Get some liquid echinacea and put it in diluted squash, that will help a lot to get rid of whatever bug it is. Do you have any lemons or honey that you could put in hot water to drink? If you can have a hot steamy shower or bath which will help you feel better and open up your airways.

NoSauce Sun 21-Jul-19 00:31:48

If it’s tonsillitis the OP needs antibiotics tbf.

GorkyMcPorky Sun 21-Jul-19 21:33:15

Just returned to say that I've discovered that really cold 7Up is very soothing!

Wishiwasonholiday1 Mon 22-Jul-19 04:46:12

I hope your sore throat passed quickly, I'm up in agony wondering to call GP at 8:30 or to go straight to walk in centre at 8. I've got difflam which isn't touching the pain and sulphadine which is doing nothing. No temperature though which I usually get with tonsillitis. How long did yours take to pass?

lawnmowingsucks Mon 22-Jul-19 06:03:27

I had this for over a week recently, ear and throat. So unbearably painful. On the 8th day the cold started and the throat/ear subsided.

Stressedteacher2435 Mon 22-Jul-19 18:29:42

Sorry to say it’s still ongoing 😢 It’s slightly less painful than yesterday but I feel as if the pain is moving to different areas of my throat?! So today it feels further down my throat whereas yesterday it was where my nose and throat join.

It’s the same every summer holiday. As soon as I break up for the six week holidays I get sick, it’s like clockwork! Last year was the flu 😩

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NoSauce Mon 22-Jul-19 18:30:48

Poor you. Do you think it’s tonsillitis?

Herocomplex Mon 22-Jul-19 18:32:44

Ohh, my mil always had the same, she always said she didn’t have time to be ill until the hols.
Are you resting? You need to rest.

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