hello! Last Sunday I felt a lump when I swallowed. By weds I could barely swallow spit. My Dr. Prescribed Amoxicillin 875 mg and a shot of rocephin followed that Friday when I was feeling no relief yet. Its now 5 days since starting amoxicillin and the throat opening hurts less but my appetite is totally gone and the tonsil actually seems bigger but less red. and it continuously puts out pus. it is not swollen past a midline but it is rather puffy and doeant resemble a tonsil. I wipe the pus with a cotton tip and it looks like it is coming from a tiny hole. so while I can swallow much better and the pain has come down from an 11 to a 7 or 6 Im truly worried this pus will prevent the meds from completing their job. My Dr said to just gargle salt water, though I wish she had opted to see it in person
Also when this first began I did not feel run down, just very very painful in the throat. But now I feel a general unease. It doesnt help that not being able to sleep or eat is giving me some anxiety. My energy is non existant. the base of my neck hurts but its a very mild ache, it just feels like Im run down in general.
is thi a normal progression of tonsilitis or shoukd I be concerned this is somthing worse. I can currently swallow with limited pain but I cant stand all the pus. I have five days left of amoxicillin. will that manage to kill everything even if there is pus? I do not know what my culture turned up and Im afraid to bug my Dr office anymore than I already have. I really just want to feel like myself again. can the loss of appetit ve from the meds? Could this run down feeling just be the anxiety lack of sleep/food and my body finally attacking infection? Reasction to meds ( recently heard of SjS which I find concerning) Also can having this much pus running down my throat be safe? It doesnt stop.
Please help. if I could attach pic of throat I would. So badly want to feel back to normal. Temp at 97.9