Difference In Sore Throat Due To Tonsillitis And Inflammation Of The Throat?
Hello, I want to ask. Already two days I have a sore throat, difficult to swallow. I went to the pharmacy and asked for medication for strep throat, the pharmacist gave me Rhelafen medicine, but until now there has been no change in my throat. I was still having trouble swallowing and when my throat was dry it was very painful and my fever had subsided, this afternoon I returned. I used to have tonsillitis. I can’t take pill / tablet type medication. Then, I had a chance to read the difference between tonsillitis and sore throat and it was almost similar, was I included tonsillitis or laryngitis? Then, should I take antibiotics or continue to take Rhelafen? My friend suggested that I try Troches, I was just searching and the website said that Troches was an antibiotic.
Hello Fanny, thank you for asking to HealthReplies.com.
Let me introduce myself, Dr. Rio will try to answer your question.
Some possible diseases that can occur to you are:
Pharyngitis. Tonsillitis. Tonsillopharyngitis. Laryngitis. Some of these possibilities are related to inflammatory reactions in organs in the throat. Inflammatory reactions can be caused by bacteria or viruses, and in both of them must be preceded by complaints of fever, accompanied by coughing, colds, swallowing pain, hoarseness in laryngitis, etc.
The difference lies in the physical examination carried out by the doctor, in tonsillitis, tonsils / tonsils will be seen to be enlarged and reddened due to the inflammation process, whereas in pharyngitis does not occur it is only red in the throat. In tonsillitis usually rarely occurs when your age is baligh, tonsils will be inactive and replaced with other immune systems.
The treatment you use is Rhelafen only contains Ibuprofen which functions as a fever-lowering drug and anti-inflammatory drug. It is possible that you are not taking the medicine in the right dosage so that the effect does not work perfectly. Regarding the use of FG troches contains antibiotic active substances, but in their use must be based on a doctor's prescription. The use of the wrong will cause resistance to bacteria / bacteria resistant and strong.
My advice is to immediately see a doctor around you, and check yourself. Disease will be identified by interview and direct physical examination. If the doctor suspects other problems, he will carry out investigations such as blood and X-rays.
Regarding you can not take tablets or pills because it is difficult to swallow because tonsils seem impossible because this can occur if the tonsils are very large and cover the throat. That seems to happen because you are not familiar with the pill or tablet medicine. To practice this you can take the medicine divided into small sections / crushed.
Right now what you can do is:
Consultation directly with the doctor. Do not take medication without a doctor's recommendation, because of possible side effects that can harm you. Rest and eat nutritiously to increase your immunity. Don't eat oily and spicy foods first. Avoid cigarettes and alcohol. So many answers from me, more and less I apologize.
Thank you, and hopefully always healthy :)