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"I will try again tomorrow."

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

tonsil tuesday

i have a swollen right tonsil. that's why my throat has been hurting. i noticed it yesterday. no white spots or splotches on it. so, after comparing it to a bunch of photos online and consulting web md, it appears that i have a non-bacteria case of tonsilitis. what does one do for that? gargle with salt water. they can't give an antibiotic for a non-bacteria because it won't do any good.


my throat looks like the one on the right.

so...i'm taking every over the counter medicine known to man with some echinacea and goldenseal thrown in for good measure. now i'm gargling with NaCl so hopefully it'll get back to normal soon!!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Feel better soon Matt!

about a boy said...

ewww gross!

Lee said...

I love that you posted that diagram to explain.

Bunny said...

I hope that's all it is and not strep. We battled strep here in the Rabbit household twice this year - no fun at all!

I get tonsillitis frequently as a result of colds or anything that causes post-nasal drip. The gargling thing keeps the mucus thin and loose so it doesn't irritate the throat more. Hope it works for you!!!!

eliot said...

get well, get well soon. we hope you do get well.

- eliot
dailybriefing.wordpress.com

Polt said...

dont they have clinics or something up there you can get checked out at? Just in case. You don't want it turning into anything more serious.

Stay well!

HUGS...