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pain beyond belief

by watto star / September 11, 2008 6:54 PM PDT

Hey, last sunday I felt like garbage! I started a fever and a sore throat so mum took me to the doctors. I said to the doctors its really hurts to swallow, i feel tired and dizzy and the skin arounds my tonsils are red at inflammed and sore, so she game me sme medication and said I had a viral infection,

...It is now a week later and i have finished all my medication and I still have a really sore throat and a blocked nost and flem everywere. Whats wrong with me, the skin near my tonsics are really read and when i eat and drink and swallow its preaaly sorte, and my nose is runny and its making me feel clogged up.

Can you treat viral infections, because mine really hurts round the mouth, but my fever hasd gon, before on sunday i had a temperature of 101 farenheit and 38 degress celcius.

Pain killers work, but how can i cure the pain in my mouth, ive already had a week odf school, and its done nothing :(, help me guys

thanks

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Re: viral infection
by Kees Bakker / September 11, 2008 7:15 PM PDT
In reply to: pain beyond belief

Just revisit the doctor. He'll do a quick re-examination and then either tell you to be patient or prescribe something else.

Kees

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Can't get help here...only advice
by Steven Haninger / September 11, 2008 8:21 PM PDT
In reply to: pain beyond belief

I agree with the other poster. Back to the doctor you go. Make sure he/she is a qualified MD. You probably need a throat culture done if it wasn't done already. Unfortunately this takes a little time to get results back but only by knowing the exact strain of bacteria (if it is bacterial such as strep) can it be targeted. Doctors tend to start you off with weak wide spectrum antibiotics first and escalate if necessary. This is proper as some risks are involved when you go right for the big guns. You might want to consider going to the ER if you have any big spikes in temperature...especially if accompanied by other such as febrile seizures.

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Folow-up
by Willy / September 11, 2008 11:15 PM PDT
In reply to: pain beyond belief

You need a follow-up and report the results of the past treatment, etc.. Any further course of action is up to the Dr., so don't hesitate. Plus, did he/she mention the cause? You know they do get it wrong now and then. -----Willy Happy

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Follow all of the above advice.
by Angeline Booher / September 12, 2008 3:51 AM PDT
In reply to: Folow-up

Antibiotics are not prescribed for just viral infections, so you might have misunderstood that you have a viral infection.

Get back to the doctor NOW. There are serious conditions that may or may not have a high fever.

Angeline
Speakeasy Moderator

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Sure
by watto star / September 12, 2008 1:01 PM PDT

I went back today, and explaned to him about my throat, she just shined a light in it and looked and then perscribed me with antibiotics, and said it was a virus and it will take about 2-4 weeks to go away.

Thanks alot,

cheers

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Additionally....are you young??
by Steven Haninger / September 12, 2008 5:41 AM PDT
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Any body rash? red tongue? If so, could be "scarlet fever" and runs through a variety of symptoms. Needs antibiotics.

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I agree you need followup ...
by Bill Osler / September 12, 2008 9:06 AM PDT
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I can't say from the description whether this is viral or bacterial, but if you are still miserable it makes sense to have a re-check. That is especially important if you have a high fever or if you have not been able to swallow well enough to get adequate liquid intake.
I have not seen much strep in the last week, and I have seen people with some fairly nasty viral sore throats, but I don't know what is circulating in your area. If it isn't strep it may be something like Adenovirus or Coxsackievirus which can cause fairly severe sore throat. Both of those are circulating now in my area. Antibiotics won't help those but there are some things that may reduce the symptoms.

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just went to doctor
by watto star / September 12, 2008 12:57 PM PDT

Yeah well i just went back to the doctor, and the session was really quick I told him about my throat and he just shined a light at my throat and looked at it. I dont think its anithing serious, but he gave my anitbiotics and said that i have a viral infection and theres no actual cure for it, but it takes about 2-4 weeks for you to come right, and he game me some antiboitics, I feel alot better today, because of the painkillers but i will know for sure tomorrow if the antibiotics will work. He diddnt scan me or anything so i suggest he thinks its just something and nothing, so im putting on a smile and if in no better in a few weeks Im going to see my throat and nose and ear specialist, but otherwise, im kinds better,

thanks guys, and wish me luck!

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antibiotics wont work
by mementh / September 12, 2008 3:20 PM PDT
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if you are 100% sure its supposed to be viral and 100% sure its antibiotics..
stop them.. they wont help at all.

antiobiotics only work on bacteria and not of virus's

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ok but wait on a minute
by watto star / September 12, 2008 7:18 PM PDT
In reply to: antibiotics wont work

Ok so lets just say its just a virus, them is the swelling around my tonsils due to the virus?

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Could be.
by Kees Bakker / September 12, 2008 7:25 PM PDT

Or just as well, it could be a bacterium. The doctor makes a educated guess, based on the symptoms, how it looks, how it feels and what he currently sees in his other patients. Only the lab can tell for sure.

Kees

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you said it yourself >>>>
by Dango517 / September 12, 2008 5:00 PM PDT
In reply to: just went to doctor

"theres no actual cure for it" <<<< From your post. Amazing all the wonders of modern medicine and they can do nothing against this primitive micro creature perhaps someday there will be a cure.

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