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anagram | 19:49 Mon 06th Dec 2010 | Health & Fitness
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Pretty sure I have tonsillitis. Last week thought I was getting my husband's man-flu, but throat got worse and I noticed white 'lumps' on my tonsils, they disappeared after a couple of days so I thought I'd get better, instead I've gotten worse! My throat is so bad I can barely swallow and ear ache keeps me awake at night. I feel pretty awful. Can someone tell me how long this usually lasts? It started last Wednesday.
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Gillian

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Why dont you have them out ?
If i'm not mistaken i believe you need antibiotics for Tonsillitis - Dr used to give them to be before they took them out.....
I used to suffer from tonsillitis every winter when I was a child and I always had to take antbiotics. I was threatened with surgery at age 22 and, funnily enough, never had it again.
The last time I had tonsillitis it dragged on for more than a week before I gave in and went to get some antibiotics. I`d go to the doc`s if I was you.
tiger I agree with you about the Bah Humbug x
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"Why dont you have them out ?"
I'm over 50...think it's a little late for that smurf.
Thought if it was caused by cold virus then antibiotics wouldn't help.
The tonsilitis is a secondary infection so it would respond to antibiotics. I`d go to the GP - there`s no point in suffering.
I take Echinacea drops from Boots when I have a problem with my throat usually clears it straight away. We all need a little help now and again.
I think it will take more than echinacea to clear that up. You may end up with an ear infection as well as you have earache.
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Looks like it's the doctors. thanks for your replies
You either have tonsillitis or if it is one sided. you may have a quinsy.
The earache is referred pain for the inflamed tonsil.
Take Ibuprufen 600mgs if y0u can swallow it and see your GP in the morning.
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Thanks Sqad.I'll ring the surgery in the morning.

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