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    Ok been to the doctors before you all suggest that and Ive been on penicillin for 4 days now and it has done nothing. Basically I went to the doctors on wensday because my glands were really up like mumps up he said it was tonsolitis but my throat is still ****** and hurts worse now more than it did befoe although my glands have gone down alot. Ideas>
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    Any suggestions on how to get rid of whatever this is would be nice
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    Well have you been back to the doctor?
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    Well have you been back to the doctor?
    Im not sure if they will do anything I had 2 doctors see me on wensday and they could not work out what was wrong. First they thought it may be mumps but then just try on penicilin and hope for the best pretty much
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    Could still be tonsilitus. It's hard to shift but it goes eventually. Doc knows best.
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    Are you a fresher? I had some form of 'fresher flu' in first year that came on. I'm not sure what you mean by glands but my neck was swollen and tender kind of near where you feel for a pulse, my tonsils were enlarged and my throat was ******* awful. It lasted all the way to Christmas and I had to take some hardcore painkillers just to be able to eat Christmas lunch.

    It went away on its own though, I doubt antibiotics help.

    EDIT: I've also had mumps and you would know if it was mumps. My advice is to just to never not have a strepsil in your mouth and to gargle with aspirin twice a day.
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    If it's mumps, your face and neck will be swollen too much for you to mistake what it is. And antibiotics will do absolutely nothing because mumps is a viral infection and you'll have to just sit it out for a week or so.
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    Im not sure if they will do anything I had 2 doctors see me on wensday and they could not work out what was wrong. First they thought it may be mumps but then just try on penicilin and hope for the best pretty much

    Your next resort shouldn't be a student forum with no trained medics, it should be the doctors again. Now they've tried one thing, so they know what it isn't, so they'll have a look in more depth, maybe a few tests, before trying something different.
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    (Original post by Ice_Queen)
    Your next resort shouldn't be a student forum with no trained medics, it should be the doctors again. Now they've tried one thing, so they know what it isn't, so they'll have a look in more depth, maybe a few tests, before trying something different.
    To be fair there's no harm looking on the internet between visits to the doctor. I had a problem and used forums to find people suffering the same symptoms and worked out what was wrong with me. My GP then shrugged and said he not only couldn't see anything wrong with me, but had no idea what I could be talking about from the symptoms I described. I got him to refer me to a specialist who immediately confirmed that I was spot on with my self-diagnosis.

    OP: if you're worried then you should go back to a GP, and if he can't help then ask if you can be referred to an ENT.
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    Probably just a viral throat infection that will sort itself out if you give it enough time. Have a stepsil.
 
 
 
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