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5 day sore throat - doctor?

Discussion in 'Health and wellbeing' started by Mrs Mo, Mar 9, 2012.

  1. Are your tonsils covered in pus? If not, it is probably a virus. Worth getting it checked out though.
  2. Thanks Mrs Mo. I can't seem to get a good view of my throat. It actually hurts to open my mouth really widely as my neck is also a bit stiff from what I suspect is swollen glands. I have decided that if I feel like this tomorrow I'm going to visit the doc as I keep getting quite tearful from sleep deprivation (the past 2 nights have been so painful) and the fact that it is agony to swallow. Interestingly though, no hoarseness or runny nose!
  3. PlymouthMaid

    PlymouthMaid Occasional commenter

    There is a lot of this about at the moment. I have had it on and off now for 4 weeks. It goes for a few days then returns. Also have an annoying cough to accompany it. I haven't been to the doctor as their advice only ever seems to be drink fluids (??) and take paracetamol.

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