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i have had a very bad sore throat for about a week now, my glands are up on my neck, but my tonsils look fine, they are not swollen or speckled white.
i am in a lot of pain and have tried everything, but nothing is helping at all. the pain is so bad it has reduced me to tears quite a few times.
And to top it all i still have my appetite, but cant eat a thing, i have been forcing down yoghurts mainly but it hurts like hell and i am so so hungry.
Funny you should say that socci, a friend of mine claimed to have mumps last week, not sure if i have had it, i will ask my mum, i say she claimed to have mumps because she suffers from attention deficit disorder.
Pootlepod on my my to try the honey and lemon. thanks for the suggestion.
I have had a couple of very bad throat infections (viral the gp said so no antibiotics) and it was the worst pain I've experienced next to labour! I sympathise entirely and remember crying secretly too with pain! Gargle with salt water (1 tsp salt, dilute with an inch of boiling water in a mug, top up with cold water). I found that helped. feel for you.
I had my tonsils out as an adult-very painful! I was told at the time to gargle wtih soluble aspirin before swallowing it as normal-it acts as a local anaesthetic. I have always used it since for a sore throat and it really does work very well.
Hope you feel better soon.
tiffini-it doesn't matter which brand
you use-a generic (unbranded) one will do.(Just ask at the chemist for soluble aspirin). Just dilute with water according to the usual instructions and gargle as it goes down.