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#308541 - 10/29/09 03:33 PM Strep throat
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yesterday morning I woke up and my left tonsil was hurting and it hurt to swallow.. I looked at my throat with a flash light and my left tonsil got white crap on it, looks kinda redish too.. I stuck a q-tip on it and think blood or something came on it.. I've had really bad taste in my mouth.. and feels like my saliva is thick or.. like mucus or something I keep having to swallow or spit and stuff..

Someone said it could be strep throat.. Wondering if thats something serious .. or maybe it could be something else.. it doesnt hurt a whole lot swallowing.. I mean.. its just a little irritating pain,.. nothing I cant handle so far.

I dont think I got a fever, had a little headache last night but not anymore..

What should I do? .. I dont want to see a doctor.. someone suggested honey in hot water or something..

Help!!


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#308545 - 10/29/09 03:57 PM Re: Strep throat [Re: Marcus Mystery]
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cant u go to a Boots or somethin n buy strepsils?

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#308555 - 10/29/09 08:12 PM Re: Strep throat [Re: Marcus Mystery]
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Originally Posted By: Marcus Mystery
yesterday morning I woke up and my left tonsil was hurting and it hurt to swallow.. I looked at my throat with a flash light and my left tonsil got white crap on it, looks kinda redish too.. I stuck a q-tip on it and think blood or something came on it.. I've had really bad taste in my mouth.. and feels like my saliva is thick or.. like mucus or something I keep having to swallow or spit and stuff..


The tonsils are part of the body's normal defense mechanism. Tonsils lie at the strategic spot to intercept bacteria which might invade the body through the mouth or nose. Tonsils contain a lot of disease-fighting tissue.

There are 2 types of bacteria, primarily, to worry about. "Strep" stands for Streptococcus. "Staph" stands for Staphylococcus. Both types of bacteria can be dangerous IF they gain a strong foothold in the body. Some people develop a chronic low-grade staph infection in their tonsils. Then if their body becomes weakened for some reason the staph can become more prominent. This is what it sounds like you have. I think that a doctor would probably give you some kind of an antibiotic that can control either staph or strep. That would probably knock it out in about 5 days.

You can try gargling salt water several times a day. Make the salt water by running hot water out of the faucet - but not hot enough to burn you - stir in a tablespoon full of table salt. Gargle this several times a day. Don't swallow it. This may take care of your infection. If it doesn't get better or starts to get worse, you may need to consult a physician.

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#308571 - 10/29/09 10:00 PM Re: Strep throat [Re: pufferfish]
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I really would rather not see a doctor.. I'll try that salt water stuff thing you said.. for a while see if it gets better...

Also didnt really understood the difference between strep and staph : / .. uhh ... right now i dont think its getting worse but the spots are still here,

Thanks Pufferfish.


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#308599 - 10/30/09 01:30 AM Re: Strep throat [Re: Marcus Mystery]
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i know doctors n hospitals suck but i think u need to go to one cuz if its an infection i dont think salt makes it better. dont do antibiotics by yourself or u could make it worse.. n i think its easier when u treat it right away dunno...

let us know how it goes


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#308717 - 10/31/09 02:37 AM Re: Strep throat [Re: Daniel_forgotten]
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Hmm .. well it doesnt hurt any more yet, also dont seem any more swollen but the wite stuff has gotten alot worse, its now in stripes, all over and its on my right tonsil too, my right one doesnt hurt at all tho. I took a q-tip to one of those white thingies and it sorta came off by the tonsil started bleeding alot, and ther was some blood on the q-tip soo .. didnt do that again...

ive had sore throat before.. also had swollen tonsils before.. but i dont think ive exp. it like that before.. getting kinda weird.. and annoying


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#308731 - 10/31/09 04:05 AM Re: Strep throat [Re: Marcus Mystery]
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tonsilitus?


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#308735 - 10/31/09 04:23 AM Re: Strep throat [Re: LilacLouie]
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#309369 - 11/05/09 12:22 AM Tonsil weirdness!!! [Re: Marcus Mystery]
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Well my thing has turned into something really weird... I still got white streaks on my tonsils.. but now my left tonsil feels like there is a chunk falling out.. feels like there is a giant lump in my throat and its all loose .. so I feel it move around when I swallow.. the taste in my mouth is worse.. and this chunk has black stuff on it.. looks like its the tonsil itself.. but .. shouldnt fall appart like that.. right???

wtf is going on! .. its irritating trying to swallow...


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#309373 - 11/05/09 12:34 AM Re: Tonsil weirdness!!! [Re: Marcus Mystery]
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Marcus,

I'm really concerned! Isn't there some way you can see a Dr.?
You probably need to get some antibiotic.

Allen

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#309379 - 11/05/09 12:46 AM Re: Tonsil weirdness!!! [Re: pufferfish]
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Maybe go the your pharmacy, and see if they don't offer any low-grade antibiotics over the counter. Something like Erythromyacin isn't too strong and it should be effective. Try some sore throat syrup medication like Robitussin for cough and cold, or Tylenol for flu, which has Tylenol in the syrup for pain. If the pain gets really bad you can get 222s at the pharmacy in Canada, but they can be addictive too. If this thing gets worse you are going to have to see a doctor. There is socialized medicine there. Is there a college near you that might have a student health center? That might be a place to try.

Don't take a chance on your health, my young friend,

Mark

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#309384 - 11/05/09 12:58 AM Re: Tonsil weirdness!!! [Re: Trucker51]
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marc,

I think you've gotta get off the "I hate doctors" thing and go see one, like now, today, immediately.

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#309387 - 11/05/09 01:32 AM Tonsil Weirdness!! (WARNING GROSS!!) [Re: Marcus Mystery]
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I stuck roommates camera down my throat and took a picture of it

WARNING!! its really utterly disgusting! .. dont view it if ur totally grossed out by gross body things!

http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc189/Marcus_mystery/TonsilWeirdness.jpg


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#309388 - 11/05/09 01:45 AM Re: Tonsil Weirdness!! (WARNING GROSS!!) [Re: Marcus Mystery]
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The bacteria that have infected your tonsils are tearing up your blood cells. This is called hemolysis. That's why it looks like a big blood clot. It indicates that your infection has moved to a more advanced stage.

Allen

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#309389 - 11/05/09 02:08 AM Re: Tonsil Weirdness!! (WARNING GROSS!!) [Re: pufferfish]
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Originally Posted By: pufferfish
The bacteria that have infected your tonsils are tearing up your blood cells. This is called hemolysis. That's why it looks like a big blood clot. It indicates that your infection has moved to a more advanced stage.


I dont even know what that means.. but guess I'll go to the clinic or something 2morrow


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#309390 - 11/05/09 02:19 AM Re: Tonsil Weirdness!! (WARNING GROSS!!) [Re: Marcus Mystery]
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Edited by sono (11/05/09 02:36 AM)
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#309427 - 11/05/09 12:50 PM Re: Tonsil Weirdness!! (WARNING GROSS!!) [Re: sono]
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Hi, Marcus.

You have an infection in your mouth. As Allen stated the infection is in an advanced staged.

It means - get to the Doctor.

Sorry to sound parental but my friend - you have waited long enough.

I know it might be embarrassing but so what.

Gently saying GO TO THE DOCTOR today,
DJ

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#309435 - 11/05/09 02:42 PM Re: Tonsil Weirdness!! (WARNING GROSS!!) [Re: DJsport]
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I'm going to see a doctor in couple hours about this.. .. .. yuck. .. mostly cuz im getting annoyed by having this. i guess.. its not that painful


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#309444 - 11/05/09 04:46 PM Re: Tonsil Weirdness!! (WARNING GROSS!!) [Re: Marcus Mystery]
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Marcus,

Good, good!! You don't want it getting any worse!!!

By the way, that was a really good picture of your throat. Why don't you get a job as a medical illustrator? They make good money.

I have an unused pre>


Edited by pufferfish (11/05/09 04:47 PM)
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#309450 - 11/05/09 05:30 PM Re: Tonsil Weirdness!! (WARNING GROSS!!) [Re: pufferfish]
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Just got back from the doctor.. he said i had tonsillitis but didnt know what the loose chunk was, so he said i could have antibiotics for few days and then come back and see what this thing looks like.. if it still like that he said he wants me to see a Ear Nose and Throat doctor...

He also took my blood pressure and he said my blood pressure was extremely high.. 160 .. dont know what that means

he said he was gonna treat the tonsillitis first until monday.. then he wants me to come back and see about that lump of crap...


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#309459 - 11/05/09 06:36 PM Re: Tonsil Weirdness!! (WARNING GROSS!!) [Re: Marcus Mystery]
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Hey marc,

Glad to hear you went and you got the meds! Just follow his instructions and it'll all work out. Thanks for going!

sono

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#309467 - 11/05/09 08:52 PM Re: Tonsil Weirdness!! (WARNING GROSS!!) [Re: sono]
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Most likely your blood pressure is high because of your infection. If the higher number is 160 you are just on the border between borderline bad and pretty bad blood pressure. Blood pressure measures how much pressure is going through your veins. The higher the pressure, the harder that your heart has to work. In older guys high blood pressure can result in heart problems including heart attacks, as well as a loss of libido too. But you are young, so I am not as concerned about your high BP reading. Just keep taking your antibiotics on the doctor's schedule and both the infection and your blood pressure should reduce by next week. See, it wasn't so bad going to the doctor, now was it???

Mark

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#309523 - 11/06/09 12:25 PM Re: Tonsil Weirdness!! (WARNING GROSS!!) [Re: Trucker51]
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Hi, Marcus.

Yeahhhhh!!! I am so proud and happy you went to the Doctor and your taking care of yourself.

I am so glad we are sharing.

Peace,
DJ

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#309572 - 11/06/09 11:09 PM Re: Tonsil Weirdness!! (WARNING GROSS!!) [Re: DJsport]
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This lump in my throat is driving me crazy! .. I'd rather have swollen throat to a point where I have trouble breathing then this stupid lump.. I keep feeling it when i swallow, talk or even just sit here doing nothing.. it hangs so low that some tongue movement makes me gag.. I haven't able to eat comfortably or kiss or .. w/e .. sinse forever...

ugh! .. and i try google it but noting comes up.. nothing even close to this weird ass lump..


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#309583 - 11/07/09 01:44 AM Re: Tonsil Weirdness!! (WARNING GROSS!!) [Re: Marcus Mystery]
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hey marc,

I know you were bugged as hell the doc didn't have the solution for that GTSCF yesterday in chat. Sorry it's still hanging on and driving you crazy...just don't try to do anything to it yourself till you go back to the docs. I don't think that would end up well.

s

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#383622 - 01/27/12 10:01 AM Re: Tonsil weirdness!!! [Re: pufferfish]
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I read this and I do see that it is way in the past however, just as an FYI untreated Strep throat can turn into Scarlet Fever. So, if you have a sore throat and those little white spots appear, you should definately see a doctor. Strep does not go away without anti biotics and as I mentioned untreated can turn into Scarlet Fever.


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