I have had acute tonsillitis since Monday, on antibiotics since yesterday, can't swallow so can't eat, drink or talk at the moment and am feeling pretty miserable. Any ideas roughly how long til I start feeling vaguely human again? I would have asked the doc but the whole 'can't talk' thing s a bit limiting.
I usually have about 2 days of fever, can't eat or talk without sounding like i've got a golf ball on my mouth! One day either side of that I feel a bit rough, but not so bad. Hope you feel better soon.
Ibuprofen is definitely helping, hadn't thought about alternating with paracetemol so will try that. I am trying to force down some fluids today as was getting quite dehydrated but it's not just the pain, it's like I physically can't swallow iykwim. This isn't much fun, is it?
dd1 may never forgive me if I eat all her rocket lollies! She's getting pretty fed up with poorly no-fun mummy though so perhaps I can convince her it's for the greater good. Hope you feel better soon.
About 2 or 3 days of misery and then I start to feel a bit better. Soluble asprin helps alot. It seems to get into the ulcers and numb them a little. Huge sympathies from me - it's my 'thing' -I get it at least once a winter - and my poor DD (2) has it at the moment. Try to get in as many fluids as possible.
You could try using soluble aspirin (or other soluble painkiller)- gently gargling then swallowing it (as part of your painkiller dose). I usually start to feel better after a couple of days on ABs so hope you feel better soon.
poor you - if it's really bad then it can take a while, but dequadin (sp>!) are pretty good (can get them at any chemist), have been using them with tonsiitis since childhood. My dd who's 1 has just got over it, huge scary temps, must be doing the rounds. Wish you well.