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I've had tonsillitus twice in Nov last year, I was perscribed penecillin and within a week it had cleared. Then on the 23rd Dec it had come back in force, but this time it had developed into a quinsy, I went to A&E and was refered to an ENT specialist the following day, who after looking at my mouth decided to drain the abcess, which was quite painful but immediatley relieving, I took a course of antibiotics and anit inflamatories and by new year it had cleared.
On th 6th Jan this year it returned, worse than it had in december, I went straight to my gp who refered me to the hospital immidiatley, they took blood tests and sent me to a ward and kept me in for 48 hours on IV antibiotics as they work much quicker than oral antibiotics. Once i left hospital, which was only last night i stared to feel worse, so straight back to A&E we went as i felt that i couldnt breathe properly and started to panic, I saw the on call ENT doctor who assured me that my airway would not fully close and that she had seen much worse cases than me (and much better cases), im now at home on a weeks course of oral antibiotics and strong pain killers.
My advice to anyone who has or even suspects a quinsy is to go straight to A&E, demand to see an ENT specialist before anything happens, and if they advise, although it isnt nice, stay in hospital and have the IV antibiotics, they work much quicker and in the long run it is worth it. Dont stay at home and suffer, this has been the most horrendous thing i've had to deal with.
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