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I’ve had a sore throat for a few days and it’s getting worse and worse and it’s not at the point where every time I swallow or drink water I feel as though I’m drinking a glass of razor blades. That’s honestly the most accurate way I can describe it.
I went to the walk in centre early this morning (I haven’t slept at all as it has kept me up all night) and when I got seen to I was told I can’t have any antibiotics and that I’ll just have to wait it out.
I had tonsillitis a few months ago and I was given antibiotics and I felt relief within just a day. The pain I have now is more severe than then (and it was quite horrendous then) but I’m still not allowed any medication as I only meet 2/4 criteria (I didn’t have a fever or swollen lymph nodes).
I’ve gargled warm salt water several times every day, taken antiseptic lozenges, drank green tea with honey, steamed my face for moisture, taken paracetamol and co codamol, and NON of it has done anything. I still feel as though I’m being stabbed in the throat with needles.
I’ve actually cried with the pain and I worry it will keep me awake for another night. Sorry this was so long winded, is there anything else I can do? I’m going to try gargling with aspirin but I don’t have much hope. Any advice would be very much appreciated!
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