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 Post subject: Tonsilitis
PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2016 6:50 pm 
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Turns out I've had it quite a few times this year, the worst time being about 2 months ago or so when I could barely swallow or say a word to anyone.

I'd been to the doctor the year before and they said live with it, pretty much - we don't do anything these days.

4/5 times later and I've had enough. Stuck in a position of:

a) Don't go to the docs and they have no record of it continually happening. When I reach breaking point, it's "their first time" and I'm sent packing

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b) Go to the doctors and be treated like I've burning orphans to keep warm.

After finally getting past the defence squad, I got an appointment. Walked in, explained how many times, how often, how bad and that in the morning I'd picked a rice crispy out of my tonsil that had got stuck. Drinking 10+ pints of water a day, no dairy, ibruprofen, blar, blar blar.

She took my pulse, temp and looked in my throat. Yes, I can see they are swollen, but you have no temp or anything else. How long you had this? Me....2 weeks.

Oh, it's going then, you'll be find. We call that a ZERO on the scale, so nothing we can do other than make notes. Sorry. Bye.

That's it. I have a raspy voice, again, my tonsils are food catchers, my throat is red raw but I'm a zero on "their scale". They know how to make you feel like you're wasting everyone's time.

That was Monday. Today, I'm worse again - feels like I've got some slimey glue in my neck.

Proper pisses me off how they make you feel like you're fine and wasting their time. I'd never DREAM of going in for a bad throat or a cough, but you get lumped into the same category as them.

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The reluctance to dispense anti-biotics is getting beyond a joke BG.

I suffered BADLY from a throat infection when I was working in South Korea some years ago. They have on-street 'booths' that dispensed drugs and after croaking at them and pointing at my throat I was given ONE tablet (cost about 80p) and it cured me completely, utterly and totally within 12 hours!!!

I only wish I could have bought a boxful!

But getting your doctors to dispense one, let alone one that works, is just about impossible these days.

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Umm I had my Tonsils out as a child.. evil op.

In the meantime to relieve your symptoms "Cornflakes". no milk. no chewing. just swallow. (you may need a nurse to provide the Heimlich maneuver if anything gets stuck)

Actually... no forget the cornflakes... just get the mrs. to wear the nurses outfit..

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No, gargle with soluble aspirin BG - works a treat. :thumbleft:

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Gargle with apple cider vinegar and a good quality raw honey.


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TCP works for me whenever I get a sore throat. Not had tonsilitus since they took them out when I was a kid, I had it constantly for months, back then you had a to fill a whole side of a record sheet before they would take them out, bloody glad they did though.


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Rorschach wrote:
TCP works for me


The smell of TCP brings me out in a cold sweat.... :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

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TCP works for me whenever I get a sore throat. Not had tonsilitus since they took them out when I was a kid, I had it constantly for months, back then you had a to fill a whole side of a record sheet before they would take them out, bloody glad they did though.



Pretty much what I've been told now. The added complication is that I've had seriously bad infections after just about any op/surgery I've had to date, so the thought also fills me with dread.

I'm not expecting a box of antibiotics - I get that it reduces their effectiveness if everyone munches them like sweets - just for them to check it's not actually something that CAN be treated would be good or anything really.

Someone else mentioned the asprin and gargling thing - might give it a go, anything is worth a shot!

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No cures I'm afraid, but you have my sympathy mate.
I had a really nasty sore throat a few years back. Couldn't hardly swallow. Luckily the doc gave me antibiotics and it cleared up. I didn't realise until then how painful they can be!


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God Daughters Brother has it, they gave him a bottle of something to take 2-3 times a day.

I'd be very surprise if you can't buy something over the counter in in chemists.

Hospital treatment may be required for particularly severe or persistent cases of bacterial tonsillitis that don't respond to oral antibiotics. In these cases, intravenous antibiotics (given directly into a vein) may be needed.

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While I stand by TCP as the best for treating and pain relief of a sore throat (combined with paracetamol and ibuprofen when needed), it is not the most user friendly if you still have work to do as it stinks and not easily portable. Ultra chloraseptic spray works quite well in that case.
Really spicey food is also good. When I have a sore throat I tend to have things like cuppa soups (half a pack to a mug so its more of a drink and not too salty), I add a big squirt of sriracha chilli sauce to that, really helps. Do the same to normal soup that I might have for lunch.


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I must admit I did a daft thing a few years ago in desperation to clear a bronchial condition. Like you I was fobbed off and told that as it was a virus I had to sit it out. I bought some antibiotics off the internet through an outfit called Canadian Pharmacy. It was a mistake in some ways but a professionally boxed and sealed batch of Amoxicillin turned up from India. The credit card transaction was processes in Estonia. In retrospect I did not think at the time that the drugs could have been rat poison and took a course and I was cured in three days. The down side was that my card got cloned, but trapped by Visa very quickly with no losses, and I have been bombarded ever since with spam for Viagra and also a regular call from Canadian Pharmacy. They have stopped now as I told them I had moved.

So, whilst not recommending this Billy it did work for me. Amoxicillin is the drug for infections like that but I would knock the medical insurance if you have it and have them out. I reckon an operation would be around £2k or you could get it done in Poland for around £800.

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I've had my tonsils out and my adenoids out as well as 3 sinus operations to remove polyps.
Never get sore throats since the tonsils and adenoids were whipped out but the sinus thing still gives me grief and I take a steroid spray every day to slow the polyp growth.
Antibiotics did nothing for my throats infections and sinus problems. What does do the trick but you really have to see the ENT doctors to get hold of is predisinone steroid tablets,you can't take them frequently but they clear away any infections you have pronto.


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Perhaps next time you should try spitting rather than swallo.................... no I best not finish that :lol: :lol: :lol:

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dewaltdisney wrote:
I must admit I did a daft thing a few years ago in desperation to clear a bronchial condition. Like you I was fobbed off and told that as it was a virus I had to sit it out. I bought some antibiotics off the internet through an outfit called Canadian Pharmacy. It was a mistake in some ways but a professionally boxed and sealed batch of Amoxicillin turned up from India. The credit card transaction was processes in Estonia. In retrospect I did not think at the time that the drugs could have been rat poison and took a course and I was cured in three days. The down side was that my card got cloned, but trapped by Visa very quickly with no losses, and I have been bombarded ever since with spam for Viagra and also a regular call from Canadian Pharmacy. They have stopped now as I told them I had moved.

So, whilst not recommending this Billy it did work for me. Amoxicillin is the drug for infections like that but I would knock the medical insurance if you have it and have them out. I reckon an operation would be around £2k or you could get it done in Poland for around £800.

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Buying drugs of any sort of t'internet is indeed daft.. consider yourself lucky that the worst that happened was your card being cloned... :salute:

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