We all had the big to do FLU beginning the 1st of March. Sore throat, cough, high fever, body aches, runny nose, yuck.
I developed a sinus infection and began antibx March 9th, a ten day course.
From Mar 18 or 19 and still going now Mar 29th I have had a sore throat on the left side that is painful to swallow and most noticable in the evening and at night. I mean 10 days is a long time to have stuff going on that doesn't resolve, even a cold or flu is over in 10 days.
I looked as best I could in a mirror w a flashlight, but the sore spot is down further than what I can see. I touched a spot that looked like an ulcer, but that wasn't it, that is when I realized it was further down. I can see red streaks going down (3 or 4) to where it hurts.
I do have some sinus stuff still going on, but no more than I usually do. I always live with Kleenex.
Could it be from allergies?
Could it be residual from having the flu?
Could it be a cold?
Should I go back to our Family Doctor who prescribed the antibx and have this looked at? I feel I should b/c this is going on longer than what I consider a normal course of discomfort.
I realize my immune system is likely lower in it's ability to fight stuff off after the FLU, hence the sinus infection.
Anything I can do to help myself in the mean time b/c we got new insurance effective Mon when my dh started a new job, but I don't have cards yet and he doesn't have his ID no. yet and it's an HMO this time. I've never had an HMO before.