Swollen tonsils, lump in throat, can't clear mucus in throat, sore, headache

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My tonsils have been swollen for over a month, until last week they were painless, but now I have flu symptoms. Its quite scary, it affects my swallowing and I have a very very dry mouth, even when I drink loads of water all day. Hasn't affected my breathing as of yet, but feels like a lump in my throat is blocking it off.

This has been going for three days now.

Doctor said I need a blood test for glandular fever, which is next week.

I mentioned that I think I can feel my epiglottis swollen, and she laughed and said that is all the way down by my adam's apple and would have a job feeling that... even though i've seen many cases online where it's visible above the tongue and often can be felt.

I don't know how to feel. What do I do?

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    How are you feeling today??
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      Turned about to be quite a bad viral infection, but did just go away with time. I've found after this though i've developed a small lump on the roof of my mouth, painless, very small, but doesn't want to go away, hasn't caused me much harm. But i feel like i'm getting colds a lot, maybe its just the time of year.
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    When I'm really ill like now I feel horrible, but lately I haven't been able to drink loads of water because it ages me feel really sick. Has this happened to you?

    Ellie

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