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I think ive got tonsilitous but cant get a gp appointment till

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I think ive got tonsilitous but cant get a gp appointment till after easter
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 2 years ago.
Dr. Shahzad MD :

Hi there. Thank you for your question. I will be helping you out with your queries

Dr. Shahzad MD :

What are your symptoms?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Since how long are you having this problem?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Do you have fever?

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Sore throat?

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Any other medical problems?

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On any medications for anything?

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Please let me know.

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welcome

JACUSTOMER-2gdjhx44- :

Sore throut very red and inflamed. Trouble swallowing feels like i have something stuck in my throut all the time....no fever but feel tired

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Please answer the questions that I have posted above. Scroll up to see the questions if you are unable to see them.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

ok

Dr. Shahzad MD :

With what you are telling me, it may or may not be tonsillitis.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Can you please take a picture of your throat and send it to me here if possible.

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Is that possible?

JACUSTOMER-2gdjhx44- :

No outher medical problems and am just taking ibuprofen

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Is brufen helping any?

JACUSTOMER-2gdjhx44- :

No and ive had this 4 6 days now

Dr. Shahzad MD :

You will most likely require an antibiotic for this if it is tonsillitis or acute pharyngitis.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

If you are unable to get to the GP I would recommend that you should go to the emergency to get this treated.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Meanwhile I would recommend that you should continue ibuprofen and also take saline gargles.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Warm liquids — broth, caffeine-free tea or warm water with honey — and cold treats such as ice pops can soothe a sore throat.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Lozenges can soothe a sore throat.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Keep your home free from cigarette smoke and cleaning products that can irritate the throat.

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Expert:  Dr. SH replied 2 years ago.

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