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Throat hurts, swollen, suggest tonsillitis. What to do ?

My throat has been hurting really bad for the past few days and I went to the hospital and they said I have tonsillitis and the medicine they gave my has not been working and my throat is swollen to the point where is feels like it s closing and I need to see an ENT but I don t know one that will take my insurance and my doctor is booked to see me and I don t know what to do?
Asked On : Wed, 13 Feb 2013
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HELLO nad welcome to HCM,
After reading your symptoms i can say your are suffering from Acute Tonsillitis which is a bacterial infection or sometimes viral infection seen post flu .

It often shows symptoms of fever , cold , pain and discomfort in throat , white patches on the peritonsillar crypts ,mucus from nose.

i would suggest you to start with Augmentin 625mg along with analgesics with paracetamol twice daily for 3 to 5 days till the symptoms subside .

use lukewarm saline water or antiseptic mouthwash for mouth gargling which will give soothing effect.

drink lot of water and keep yourself hydrated.

If the symptoms do not resolve with antibiotics you need to consult an ENT surgeon for clinical evaluation.

i hope this helps,
take care.
Answered: Sun, 17 Feb 2013
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