Patient: Hi. I’ve recently had strep throat/tonsillitis, It had almost fully gone last Thursday but Saturday I woke up with a swollen palette at the back of my mouth and also my uvula was quite swollen. Today my palette is extremely swollen. Could I get some advice on what to do? Thanks.
Symptoms: Difficulty swallowing and dry throat when I wake up.
Doctor: HelloThanks for the query.I understand your concern about a re-infection, I can certainly help you with that.If you do not have fever then you will not need any antibiotics at the momentHere are my suggestions1. Drink only warm food and beverages2. Gargle your throats with betadine granules3. Give rest to your voice4. Tab cetrizine twice a day will reduce the inflammation and swelling. Take it for 5 days.I hope I was of help, please get back to me for any further queriesRegards