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Swollen throat with white gunk, painful swallowing, blocked airway between nose and throat, awful smelling cough lump with blood. What do symptoms indicate?

Hi, Ive been a little under the weather with what I think was strep throat . My throat was swollen with white gunk all over and I was getting hot and cold moments, I was finding it very painful to swallow . Ive been getting better slowly as expected but the airway between my nose and throat felt dry and blocked, and I was starting to smell this horrible odor , coming from my mouth. I coughed up this lump, I felt it come from where I was feeling blocked up and I did feel better after but the lump was thick and had blood at the centre, it also seems to be the source of the horrible smell. I just wanted to know if this is fallout from the throat infection ive had or if there is something else going on, if its normal. The smell is still there a little but I have tried to bring up more and I cant get anything else out and my airway feels clear. I dont know how I can clear it out and im worried someone else would be able to smell it.
Asked On : Fri, 27 Apr 2012
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You have a really bad throat infection,sounds like pharyngotonsillitis.You certainly need a course of antibiotics,Moxclav625 twice daily for a week is useful will remove the foul smell.That may be only purulent throat dischare thickened up ,which may be blood streaked if you have been clearing your thrat forcefully on an infected throat.Please take throat gargles as well as chymoral forte tablets thrice will dissolve the thick discharge.
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