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sore throat - diffiuclty in swallowing

(16 Posts)
SlartyBartFast Thu 04-Sep-08 09:49:10

any tips, to ease this?
i couldnt sleep last night- even started to get panicky about my swollen throat sad
had a sore throat since monday but now just feels swollen.

TheHedgeWitch Thu 04-Sep-08 10:20:23

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SlartyBartFast Thu 04-Sep-08 10:29:40

i have no tonsils, but am regretting that now. removed as a teenager.

thanks for that hedge... at least the holidays are over

TheHedgeWitch Thu 04-Sep-08 12:31:28

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SlartyBartFast Thu 04-Sep-08 16:45:50

thanks.
hot lemon and honey all day.plus soluble paracetamol.
i would i am sure know to suggest this to my dc but was unable to cope with my own pain sad

loopylou6 Thu 04-Sep-08 16:54:24

i probably should whisper this, but when i have a really sore throat, i find a mouthfull of alcohol ie, vodka/whiskey swallowed as slowly as possible works a treat. smile

loopylou6 Thu 04-Sep-08 16:55:08

of the night time obviously, not when dc are up

SlartyBartFast Thu 04-Sep-08 16:58:29

i ^like6 that loopy smile

perhaps a hot toddy

OhYouBadBadKitten Thu 04-Sep-08 17:03:18

Perhaps some anti-inflammatories like ibuprofen might reduce the swelling?

SlartyBartFast Thu 04-Sep-08 17:07:50

that is an idea, if you can get soluble ibuprofen. or just the hot toddy grin

Mercy Thu 04-Sep-08 17:12:56

Tbh I would see your GP or out of hours service.

I had this about 3 or 4 years ago, it became increasingly painful to swallow over a couple of days. I couldn't eat and only a couple of glasses of wine would dull the pain. I was prescribed diclofenac.

Do you have any other symptoms?

Hope you feel better soon.

SlartyBartFast Thu 04-Sep-08 17:14:33

thanks mercy, will see how it goes. if i have such a bad night i will consider it tomorrow, however i do have (like a lot of us) an aversion to my GP

Mercy Thu 04-Sep-08 17:28:06

I know what you mean.

I just happened to be away for the weekend at dh's aunt's house so I had no choice tbh (and it was a bloody bank holiday)

Hope you get some sleep and let us know how you are tomorrow.

SlartyBartFast Thu 04-Sep-08 19:17:36

thanks smile

StealthPolarBear Thu 04-Sep-08 19:25:52

hey I've got this too, had it since Monday
You haven't been kissing me, have you?

SlartyBartFast Thu 04-Sep-08 19:51:35

i think it would have known grin (ouch)

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