Hello Kirk and welcome to HCM,
I am here to help you out on your problems. A long write up is definitely good as it gives us more things to help you out with.
Coming to your problem as such since you are suffering so much let us get straight to the point:
1. You may continue and complete the course of antibiotic which you have started but its always if you had good medication and not expired ones. If you become better in a day or two then its fine or else I would definitely advice you to take a combination of amoxycillin-clavulanate
twice daily after food for five days. Your doctor will know about this.
2. You also need a pain killer and an anti pyretic or anti fever
medication like paracetamol
for proper symptom control.
3. Since you have started bleeding from the tonsil
and throat it is most likely that you also have developed a reflux. Thus you need to start an anti reflux tablet like pantoprazole
40 mg twice daily before food for two weeks. Your doctor will know about this too.
4. Take only warm food and fluid and do salt water gargle but do not starve as your body needs strength to recover
wait for four to five days and if the symptoms do not improve or get worse then get a throat swab and get back to me or any ENT doctor with the reports.
Also if the pain is severe, you may ask your doctor for injections for better and faster control of symptoms
take care and get well soon
Dr Sriram Nathan