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Old 05-28-2007, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Anchorage, Alaska (most of the time)
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Okay, this may a strange thread, but I have had this strange feeling of pain in my throat and neck for over a week now- this is the second time I ever have had it- and it seems to get worse by the day. I can almost not swallow, and at this moment I have very little hearing on my left ear.
Does anyone know or have a hum of what it might be?
All answers are welcomed!
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Old 05-28-2007, 06:55 PM
 
Location: God's Country
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You need to go to the doctor. Do you have tonsils? Could be sinus infection, but go to the doctor, he can give something for it.
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Old 05-28-2007, 07:12 PM
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I agree, Sweden, it sounds like an infection and you'd need an antibiotic to get rid of it. Gargle with half-warm water and half-peroxide - it will burn, but will kill any topical bacteria if it's just a 'sore throat'. I agree with ILNC, see your doctor, could even be mumps - check it out - you are not dying.
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Old 05-29-2007, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Tampa baby!!
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Tonsilitis is horrible!!! I was getting that about every six months when I lived in England. Every single time I had to go to the doctor and every time they tried to get me to take straight penicillin. Not so good for women you know.

I had fever, shakes, dizziness, couldn't eat and could barely stand sometimes.
Since moving back to US, haven't had it once.

Definitely go to the doctor.
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Old 05-30-2007, 12:32 AM
 
Location: Anchorage, Alaska (most of the time)
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Default Thanks!

Thanks for the responses!
I've been to the school nurse, and she says if it doesn't get better in a few days I should go to the doctor. But I really don't want to, so I am hoping for it to be better on its own... An aspirin/ day does wonders!

And thanks, it feels good to know I'm not dying...
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Old 05-30-2007, 01:07 AM
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Location: Somewhere.
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It sounds like the cold I just got over. It started out with a swelling in my throat, then sore throat, sneezing, runny nose, hard to breathe, etc. It's 3 weeks now since it started and I'm almost over it. The coughing lasted the last 2 weeks.
Get some of the Cold-Eze tablets that have zinc in them. Also anything to stop coughing. Once that settles in, you cough all night long! And it's a pain.
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Old 05-30-2007, 06:47 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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go to a doctor. i let a sore throat go and it didnt get better. when i went she said it was a very bad nasal drip and i needed antibiotics to get rid of the infection. lately there's alot of crazy stuff going around. i have allergies for the first time and the sore throat wa something new too. be careful and please see a doctor.
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Old 06-05-2007, 05:40 PM
 
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Default Hope you've seen the doctor by now

I had a case of chronic tonsillitis for a period of about 3 years, was taking antibiotics off and on, and that only kept the worst soreness at bay. After seeing several different MDs, I finally found one who would recommend a tonsillectomy based on the frequency of the flare-ups (which it seems that providers are reluctant to do with adults), had it done, and haven't had anything worse than a very minor sore throat, very infrequently, since then. I'm not suggesting you have anything on that order, but I'm putting this in the thread in case someone with a situation similar to mine finds it useful. And just in case anyone is wondering if I'm surgery-happy, I'm not...recovery from the tonsillectomy was excruciating, but was it worth it!
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Old 06-06-2007, 05:58 AM
 
Location: Illinois
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You might have in infection; this could cause your lymphnodes to swell up, which is causing the pain. Try drinking something warm; then immediately try to blow you nose. Does the mucus come up a certain color? Sorry to be graphic, but if it's greenish-yellow or greenish-red, it is most likely a sinus infection. If you can, see a doctor. If not, rest up! Take an OTC expectorant or some Benadryl! Good Luck!
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Old 06-06-2007, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Anchorage, Alaska (most of the time)
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Thank you all for the responses! I never thought I'd get this many!
As you know, I have seen the school nurse, who told me to see a doctor if it didn't get better. Thankfully (I'm going to jinx it with this I'm afraid!) the pain is somewhat fading (I'm down to one painkiller a day), and hopefully it will continue doing so. Otherwise, I promise to go to the doctor...

Thank you all!
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