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It feels like tonsillitis but it isn’t

Ceemulann profile image

So yesterday on Monday I woke and my right tonsil was inflamed and in pain giving me a little ear ache. (My right tonsil has never gone down in size after I had tonsillitis years ago but the doctor said it’s nothing to worry about). Anyway I didn’t think anything of the pain just drank some lemon ginger and honey, continued my day. Then at night I had a fever I was really hot, took some ibropofin and went to sleep. Now I have woken up and under my neck is swollen almost like a double chin which I’ve never had. The pain feels like it’s coming from tonsils but it isn’t, when I swallow it doesn’t hurt. I looked in my throat I have no white stones or anything. Does anyone know what it could be?

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wobblybeeAdministrator

Mumps is going around here..that can cause face/neck swelling.Contact your GP if it doesn’t go down..

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Ceemulann in reply to wobblybee

I contacted my gp, they said I should send pictures the doctor got back to me and said it could be a throat infection. Gave me antibiotics if they don’t work then I will calling the gp. Thank you

Best to book a covid test to be on the safe side - it can cause swollen glands.

If the test is negative and symptoms persist, then see your GP.

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Ceemulann in reply to Cooper27

I contacted my gp, they said I should send pictures the doctor got back to me and said it could be a throat infection. Gave me antibiotics if they don’t work then I will calling the gp. I have a home kit that I’ll do.

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