My feed

to access all these features

Mumsnet doesn't verify the qualifications of users. If you have medical concerns, please consult a healthcare professional.

General health


15 replies

tiffini · 16/04/2005 20:57

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.

OP posts:
Tipex · 16/04/2005 21:01

This reply has been deleted

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

tiffini · 16/04/2005 21:03

have tried everything you have suggested Tipex, only light relief fron paracetomol and iburrofen together. nothing else helps at all.

OP posts:
Dior · 16/04/2005 21:07

Message withdrawn

tiffini · 16/04/2005 21:11

Thanks Dior, have tried the throat spray but didi nothing, think i had better go and see GP.

OP posts:
pootlepod · 16/04/2005 21:17

I have felt lousy for almost 3 weeks, including a sore throat. Have you tried honey (straight off the teaspoon) or a lemon and honey drink. I found chamomolie tea soothing too.

I would get to the doctor as well, just to be sure.

Socci · 16/04/2005 21:18

Message withdrawn

tiffini · 16/04/2005 21:22

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.

OP posts:
KBear · 16/04/2005 21:23

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.

tiffini · 16/04/2005 21:26

Thanks KBear, will try that one too.

OP posts:
Tiggiwinkle · 16/04/2005 21:28

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 · 16/04/2005 21:31

Tiggywinkle, what soluble asprin do you use?

OP posts:
Tiggiwinkle · 16/04/2005 21:36

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.

tiffini · 16/04/2005 21:38


OP posts:
pootlepod · 16/04/2005 22:18

Or another thing to gargle with is diluted TCP! Something's bound to work!

suedonim · 17/04/2005 14:19

Tiffini, if you're in so much pain it's worth getting checked out by a Dr. You may have a bacterial infection for which you'll need antib's. I had such a throat last year and was in absolute agony.

Please create an account

To comment on this thread you need to create a Mumsnet account.