The Strep Throat Woes
I'm now on day 3 of the strep throat woes. I went to the doc yesterday morning after working all day Saturday with throat pains and a high fever, he prescribed me Augmentin 875mg, to be taken 1 per day with food. I've been taking Ibuprofen since day 1, but tonight I was getting close to exceeding the recommended daily dosage, so I decided to switch things up and take some Aleve. Well, it's been nearly 3 hours and the Aleve hasn't done a thing for the pain. Is it safe to go ahead and take some more Ibuprofen, even after taking the Aleve only ~3 hours ago?
Also, is Augmentin a good prescription for Strep? I'm not really sure what Augmentin is, but my doc usually gives me Penicillin, although this time he said my Strep was one of the worst cases he had seen, and the Strep culture tested positive almost immediately.
I've been having a problem in the last couple hours or so, in that my uvula and tongue feel like they're swelling up. I've looked at my throat in the mirror, the tonsils don't look as bad as they were, but my uvula looks like there's a human thumb hanging down in the back of my throat. Should I keep gargling salt water? I have been gargling Listerine but the intense pain every time I gargle with it is starting to get worse, and im guessing that's my body telling me to stop using the Listerine.