Dry painful throat no other symptoms

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BippityBoppity87 Sat 25-Apr-20 16:57:01

Hiya, wondering if anyone has any advice

So I’ve had a very sore, painful throat for 3 weeks now and I don’t know what my next steps should be

About 2 weeks ago I rang the gp who then told me to ring 111, which I did. I explained my symptoms, which were swollen glands and tonsils with white spots on them, very painful swallowing anything, was as if I was swollowing glass. I was diagnosed with strep throat and given antibiotics the same day

Anyway, it seemed to have worked a treat and I was pretty much pain free after I finished my course of antibiotics (penicillin) which was 7 days

Since then it seems to have come back albeit not as bad as it was, but still pretty painful. Then it will go away again for a day or two, then come back again. I’ve been drinking plenty fluids, paracetamol which hasn’t really done anything

Should I ring the gp back? I don’t want to bother them when there’s more pressing issues going on at the moment and see if it goes away on its own?

Any help would be appreciated thank you

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Mary1935 Sun 26-Apr-20 02:55:51

I’d give them a call. It won’t be a problem for them.

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