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What Causes Sore Throat, White Spots In Tonsils, Runny Nose And Tiredness?

hi, ive had swollen glands in the front of my neck for the past 10 days with a sore throat and white spots on my tonsils. they are also enlarged and red. the past two days i have had ear ache and a really sore head and now in the past 24 hours, developed a runny nose. i also am extremely tired - sleeping for hours and hours, waking up and forcing myself to eat and drink something and then falling asleep again. its sore to swallow and i feel slightly squeemish at the thought of food. what could be causing this and is there anything i can do to help it? i did take two paracetamol tablets last night before i went to sleep again to relieve the headache.
Tue, 7 Jun 2022
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Hello,

You are suffering from sore throat. white spots in the tonsils, running nose and tiredness. You are suggested to get clinically examined by an ENT, get swab test, sputum test, blood workouts, other required tests and investigations to detect tonsillitis, tonsillolith, strep throat, etc. You will be given conservative treatment (antibiotics and analgesics) after the pathology is detected. In the meantime, gargle your throat with salt water 2-3 times a day. Take sips of water.

You can keep cough lozenges in the mouth for relief. Take antihistamine at bed time for relief. You can take Acetaminophen or Combiflam, one SOS when pain and discomfort. You can take decongestants to feel comfortable. Take liquid food or semi solid food (oats meal, porridge, etc.) so that you don't hurt your throat. Give voice rest. You should respond to the treatment given. if not, your treating doctor may recommend surgery.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Nupur K., General & Family Physician
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What Causes Sore Throat, White Spots In Tonsils, Runny Nose And Tiredness?

Hello, You are suffering from sore throat. white spots in the tonsils, running nose and tiredness. You are suggested to get clinically examined by an ENT, get swab test, sputum test, blood workouts, other required tests and investigations to detect tonsillitis, tonsillolith, strep throat, etc. You will be given conservative treatment (antibiotics and analgesics) after the pathology is detected. In the meantime, gargle your throat with salt water 2-3 times a day. Take sips of water. You can keep cough lozenges in the mouth for relief. Take antihistamine at bed time for relief. You can take Acetaminophen or Combiflam, one SOS when pain and discomfort. You can take decongestants to feel comfortable. Take liquid food or semi solid food (oats meal, porridge, etc.) so that you don t hurt your throat. Give voice rest. You should respond to the treatment given. if not, your treating doctor may recommend surgery. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Nupur K., General & Family Physician