YANMD, But Is It Worth Finding One?
March 12, 2014 9:07 AM Subscribe
I am sick on vacation and need to decide if it's necessary to see a doctor.
posted by charmcityblues to Health & Fitness (25 answers total)
I have a really painful sore throat with swollen and ucky tonsils and (new this morning!) a gigantic swollen uvula. It hurts a lot- 7/10- to swallow. I feel like I'm producing an unusual amount of saliva. Ibuprofen helps a bit. No fever. This has followed on the tail of an unpleasant GI experience. Something similar is going around the petri dish where I work (a school)
I'd really rather not go to the doctor if I can avoid it, because time and money. I'm guessing that they will tell me that I'm a gigantic baby and that a) it's viral, b) try to drink lots of fluids and c) take ibuprofen.
Is there a chance that this is, I don't know, strep or something? I've never had strep, so I have no idea if it could be. Is it worth going solely on account of the enormous uvula, which is something new in my experience of sore throats?