Very bad sore throat.....cant talk.
I'm hoping someone can help me. I've had a pretty bad sore throat since christmas day and I saw my GP on 27th who told me I have a throat infection and prescribed me some Antibiotics 500mg 3 times a day. I've nearly completed the course now and only have 1 day left of pills.
However, I've not come down with a bad gagging cough that hurts my chest and kneck area. I can barely talk. I've been taking my antibiotics, painkillers and throat pastels along with gargling salt water. Nothing is working. My voice is painful and very hoarse and grating. Its difficult to speak.
My mum took me to walk in centre last night and it was a waste of time. Dr looked at my throat for about 2 seconds, told me to do what I'm already doing now and that it will take 2-3 weeks before I can talk properly again. That's basically it. He was useless and had a attitude problem.
I'm even taking chesty cough medicine now but its not working. Coughing my guts up every few minutes but the weird thing is my throat doesn't hurt unless I talk. I can hear a lot of mucus at the back of my throat too.
Any idea on what this is? I've never had a throat like this before and have a high pain threshold. But this is plain annoying now and no home treatment is working or the antibiotics.