I've recently posted about my scare with strep throat. I'm sure I had it, I had all the signs, but before letting the strep really set in and cause me pain I started taking medicine.
My boyfriends mom is an herbalist and she gave me some awesome medicine that will clear strep throat quickly. I've been taking it and within two days I was feeling better. Yesterday was my first good day that I had felt really well. I drove to see my mother and did some shopping, got a bite to eat. Well I've been on solids (food we're talking) basically through my whole sickness. At the beginning I was eating broths, and soups, but as soon as my appetite came back and my throat didn't hurt, I ate solids.
Yesterday I had a cheeseburger from burger king, half way through it felt like something was caught on my tonsil. It was burning real bad and to swallow it also had pain. I figured well it's probably a combination of "Mayo, ketchup, pickle, onion, lettuce, and beef." It quit hurting after a few minutes and I continued to shop.
After getting home really late we had dinner and my mom laid out Sloppy Jo's for us to eat. I started with mine and all that I added was mustard. First couple of bites were easy, no pain. Two minutes later and I get the same pain as when I ate my burger. The thing is, it's only my left tonsil, and it's only the tonsil. It's not my throat, it's just the tonsil itself that gets a burning feeling, and almost like there is something behind it. I drank my water and this pain soon on went away. I don't know if this is just my tonsil, or I'm still getting over strep?
I'm scared to death and I don't want my tonsils taken out, so my question is:
1. How do you know when you must get your tonsils taken out?
2. Is it avoidable once whatever happens that clarifies your tonsils need to be removed?