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Dry, sore throat. Hurts to swallow. Tonsilitis?

Hi. I m 15 and my throat feels dry and sore. I am having problems swollowing food and water and siliva. My mouth is filled with syiliva and I have to spit it out because I cannot swollow it. My mother says I have a throat infection. But I think she s wrong I think my tonsils are swollen, I think I have tonsillitis . Should I seek medial health??? Please help me. I m in severe pain!!!!!
Asked On : Fri, 1 Mar 2013
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Jun 2015
Hello dear..
All these symptoms can be attributed to Tonsillitis or Pharyngitis.

Management includes:
1. Gargle with warm salt water to relieve throat pain.
2. Analgesics like paracetamol
3. Antibiotics depending upon culture & sensitivity reports to remove the causative organism.
4. Antihistamine preparations can also be used to provide symptomatic relief.

If symptoms still will be better to consult an ENT specialist.
Meanwhile...avoid taking cold food & drinks, maintain adequate hydration & take soft, non-spicy foods.
Wish you good health & a speedy recovery.
Thanks & take care.
Answered: Fri, 1 Mar 2013
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