Sometimes I just want to take a knife and rip my tonsils out with my hands and slit them off.

I’ve been sick on and off for over a month. It started with my birthday, and I’ve been having throat pains for a month now. I think I had 7 days without pains throughout the past month. i’ve gone through many strepsils and Chloraseptics and the damned thing isn’t going away!

Since I was little this throat thing have been my thing. I wanted to get rid of the tonsils 2 years ago and I went to a prominent Kuwaiti doctor, forgot his name, and he gave me a bunch of meds, but nothing helped. I remember him saying:

1-you gotta keep your nasal passages clear by using a drop (contains cortisone), you can’t have them blocked, coz thats when you get sore throats, when you overuse your mouth for breathing.

2-You’ve got to know how to sneeze, and thats by avoiding harsh exhales (I don’t know how he said exactly, but it was something along “latishla3 bala3eemik wenta ta36is”)

He didn’t do much. He then told me that even if we decided to remove your tonsils, that won’t solve the problem, you’d still get sore throat if the cause wasn’t totally your tonsils. Whatever thats supposed to mean.

I didn’t use any antibiotics till yesterday, I had to.

I might go to another doctor and see what I can do with my tonsils.


This entry was posted on Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010 at 11:15 pm

8 Responses to “Recurrent Sore Throat”

  1. lfcq8 says:

    takem out u dont need them i had them removed when i was 8

  2. Mr.Mo says:


    Forget Strepsils, try Lemsip (it’s more effective and it comes in tablet and powder form)

  3. nemo says:

    I always get the throat infection which must be treated with antibiotics, it’s not like the cold … i can’t live without antibiotics ;(

    you said its been over a month, you should make a full check


  4. D says:

    As an adult it’s more painful to take your tonsils out versus when you’re younger. But most doctors will recommend taking out your tonsils if you have more than 5 bouts of sore throat a year. I had mine taken out last August here in Kuwait and haven’t had sore throat since! It was painful the first 10 days after the operation though. I’d recommend researching tonsillectomy online and visiting a ENT doctor to see if you’re a candidate for the operation.

  5. ROUDAN says:

    dr khalid alsabeeh< good choice

  6. Falantan says:

    Try gargling with salty water for sometime along with warm drinks. They will do a mystery! <<

    salamat 🙂

  7. MiYaFuSHi says:

    Yousef I used to have the same problem, but I am much better now il7amdila. I did the following:

    1- Get a flu VACCINE once a year, (especially before I travel) you can walk in alsager and get it free, or at hadi hospital children’s section for about 10kd.

    2- I take Supradyn multivitamins (yellow box from boots) whenever I am feeling tired etc, or will be in a crowded place, ie cinema, plane etc.

    3- I stopped taking anti-biotics and any zyrtec etc strong meds (cuz I noticed I get sicker in 2 weeks)

    You can’t get the vaccine now while you are sick, but I urge you to try the multivitamins for a few days.
    There are also nasal washes which you can use everyday to clear your nasal passages. Hope you feel better 🙂

  8. Profiterola says:

    I agree with ROUDAN Dr. Khaled AlSabeeh is great.