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So yes…this lesion on the tonsillar pillar (not the tonsil) is on MY throat. And believe me…I am not one to whine but this hurt a LOT. Every time I swallowed it felt like a needle rubbing my throat on that side. Eating dinner almost made me break into tears.
So finally I asked around to the other doctors in my Emergency Department to see what they would suggest I do. One said to take an Aspirin an place it right against the sore until it dissolved. But how can I hold an aspirin all the way back there? Then they said gargles with salt water, sure that eases it…but it does NOT cure it.
Then one suggested burning it with a silver nitrate stick. OUCH! burning my throat on purpose? Well…the one doctor went back to his office and got me 20% lidocaine spray and a few silver nitrate sticks.
So…having these ‘tools’ at hand I recorded this video. And it has worked! TODAY…they day after the procedure I have only mild soreness at the side but I can swallow ok.
For those of you who were asking and commenting let me clear some things up:
1. No…I am not a smoker.
2. No…the white stuff on the tongue is NOT candida. But it is caused by the chronic sinus drainage I have. You can appreciate it on the video. YES I know it looks disgusting so don’t insult me I beg you.
3. Yes…there is ALSO a tonsillolith above the area of the canker sore in this video.
4. Yes…my molars are ‘yellow’…that I blame on my thirst for CocaCola and chronic staining of the enamel.
This is a much more intimate video than my other ones.
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