Had my first exam out of 6 today - English. It wasn't too bad I guess, surprisingly finished it within the time limit (3 hours). Could've been worse.
This morning, I woke up with that scratchy feeling at the back of my throat. It was fairly common for me to have this in winter mornings so I went about my day, studying and arriving at my school's library to study more. The scratchy feeling wasn't going away, and it was becoming worse. I drank 3 bottles of water to attempt to get rid of it, like I would do for a sore throat, but it did nothing. By then it was as if someone had torn off a layer of skin at the back of my throat and there was a searing pain every time I inhaled/exhaled. And I couldn't drink a lot of water in the exam because I was very tight on time and I didn't want to have any bathroom breaks. I survived the exam and inspected my throat when I got home. I found some yellow circular protruding things on my left tonsil and the back of my throat was an angry red. I googled the symptoms of tonsilitis and it looked pretty similar. Apparently the tonsils are the things that filter out the bacteria from entering the throat. Last week, 80% of my friends at school had gotten colds and flus and I was popping Vitamin C pills pretty frequently, along with eating oranges and kiwis. Looks like my poor tonsils couldn't handle the viruses floating around.
I asked Maya who had gotten tonsilitis before and she described the first day as having the scratchy feeling, then within 24-48 hours she got a temperature and was bedridden for a few days after that. Fantastic. I was so desperate and made sure I WOULDN'T get a cold during exams and this happens. On the first day of exams. Luckily I don't have an exam tomorrow but if it is indeed tonsillitis and I get worse I might have to skip my Thursday and Friday exam, which I will need a doctor's note for. If it were a cold, I'd be sniffling and blowing my nose right now but there has ONLY been the scratchy feeling, which is a lot different from just a sore throat. No phlegm.
So, anybody got tonsillitis before? What was it like? What should I/shouldn't I eat? Any miracle remedies to get rid of it in a day?