| | Sore throat for 4 days now...
I woke up last friday (that was 4 days ago) with this killer sore throat and earache. I don't know what on earth caused it b/c noone around me is sick. I did just move into my dorm at college and i'm blaming all the sickos that might be lurking around somewhere. Anyway, i've tried everything but it just won't quit hurting. It's only the right side of my throat and my right ear, and not just when I swallow but ALL THE TIME. It's a sharp pain, not just tenderness, but it is tender as well. I've been sucking on lozenges that work while they are in my mouth but provide no long term relief. As soon as they are dissolved, the pain is back full force. I'm going crazy and I want to just take out my throat for awhile to get a break from this pain! I don't know what else to try. I gargled with salt water and that was good for 3 minutes until the pain came back, and I gargled with a hydrogen peroxide/water solution because i read that it could help. I just don't know what else to do and am wondering if any of you know of any home remedies. thanks.
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[This message has been edited by Angeline (edited 09-03-2001).]