Tonsillitis/ oral thrush?

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I've had tonsillitis for 3 weeks, been in antibiotics for 1. Today I noticed on my upper gums, bright red spots, like my gum has been bleeding then it dried up but it wasn't that. I'm just getting a bit worried now. 

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    OK well obviously your tonsilits has spread despite the anti biotic! You need to see your GP and get a different one. I would ask him to check your blood for inflamitory markers! 
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      Hi Lucy Right they are CRP and ESR, if those are still raised despite the anti biotic he may check you further. So try another anti biotic and ask for those tests. IF a second anti biotic doesn't work 1) try to rest whith the second one. Try to see if you are running a temperature? If you still are despite having a rest, next time he may do another blood test called an ANA! 
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      Thank you! I will try and book an appointment, but I work full time so it's hard. I am so worried, I have ulcers on my cheeks and tongue along with the red dots, I absolutely petrified that it's mouth cancer. I'm only 22 sad
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      Darling it won't be Cancer unless you have a deep ulcer that hasn't healed for 2-3 WEEKS! If you have check with your dentist. However from your description it sounds as if the antibiotic hasn't quite done the trick. You need to see your GP, tell him that and suggest you have another antibiotic. You DO need to rest! If you don't rest, you won't get better. Ring the surgery, get an appointment, rest. If you have been working with tonsilits that is why you still have it! I know it's tempting to carry on, but tonsillitis isn't just the sore throat of a cold. Tonsillitis means your tonsilits are infected. You need to REST! 
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      I've had it for 3 weeks so I couldn't take that much time off work! But I don't know if it's an ulcer or a lump on my cheek. I've only just felt the ulcer on my tongue though! 
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      Sweetheart then you MUST see your GP! I am sure it's NOT cancer but you do need to have another antibiotic sometimes one doesn't work, it depends on what gave you the infection in the first place, since your GP is the best person to understand, you DO need to book an emergency appointment. I wouldn't normall say emergency but I do know that some surgeries are very booked up especially as many GPs are on holiday too. Your NOT an emergancy so don't go to A&E but ring your surgery ask for an emergancy appointment, tell them why and go! 
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      Hi Lucy if you have tonsilits it can't be viral, a virus might give you a sore throat as part of an illness. The only virus I can think of that might is Glandular Fever, so unless you have a raging fever with swollen glands your tonsillitis is an infection. Who told you that it was viral? If it was your GP go back. If it was a lady on the desk she may have just said it. Which ever if you still feel poorly and with what you describe please see your GP
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    If your GP refuses go back to your Dentist! 
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    If you have bleeding gums see your dentist if you have thrush then you shouldn't be on an anti biotic it will make it worse! Go back to your GP as he will give you an oral thrush medication or see you chemist and ask him. 
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      Just an update. Went to the doctors he said the patches and ulcers are just because I'm coming to the end of my antibiotics! If it's still not gone when I finish then go and see them again. He gave me some names of mouthwash for my ulcers I went to the pharmacy and they said they were discontinued 1.5 years ago but prescribed me with a mouth washsmile
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