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6th-May-2006 03:21 pm
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Giant Exploding Death-Ray Alien-Pops-Out-Of-Your-Body-And-Eats-Pittsburgh Tonsillitis: Day 5.

Somebody shoot me.
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6th-May-2006 08:36 pm (UTC)
Awwww.

The Children's Chloroseptic comes in a yummy grape flavour.
7th-May-2006 08:48 am (UTC)
Total Expert Mom Information. :-P

Good to know, though!
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7th-May-2006 08:49 am (UTC)
I have been taking exactly that spread of the Tylenol.

Except that I can't remember whether I took certain doses or thought about it. So then I've had to play it safe and try not to swallow for the next six hours!
6th-May-2006 08:53 pm (UTC)
Poor baby! DAY FIVE!?!?
7th-May-2006 08:50 am (UTC)
Yes. I suddenly realized I had never made an icon for "this totally sucks" situations.
6th-May-2006 09:09 pm (UTC)
1. liquid children's motrin
2. liquid benadryl (preferably same general flavor)
3. water (optional)

mix 1+2 and add 3 sparingly as needed for consistency. Gargle a shot glass full for ~2 minutes. Swallow the same amount every four hours or so, gargling and spitting in between as needed. You should get ~50-75% relief of symptoms.
7th-May-2006 02:36 am (UTC)
If that doesn't work, follow-up with whiskey and you won't care how your throat feels. ;)
7th-May-2006 08:54 am (UTC)
Total "Mom Has A History" Information! ;-D
7th-May-2006 12:26 pm (UTC)
A little from Column A, a little from Column B. LOL!
7th-May-2006 08:53 am (UTC)
That sounds genius. Except that I have this vision in my head of liquid benadryl as pink lotion I used for poison ivy and that's not for ingestion. (and gargling seems suspect) I trust, of course, that liquid benadryl is something other.

I was wishing for cheap medical advice, but I'd been watching too much Grey's Anatomy to remember anyone I knew myself!
6th-May-2006 10:36 pm (UTC)
Sooooooooooooooo sorry. Are you sure it's not Strep?
7th-May-2006 08:57 am (UTC)
The symptoms seemed a perfect match to what was written and the pictures on the all-wise Wikipedia. Definitely pain coming from the tonsils than the back of the throat or such, but thanks for making me make sure!
6th-May-2006 11:30 pm (UTC)
feel better! *hug*
7th-May-2006 08:57 am (UTC)
Thanks! I think maybe it's starting to run its course.
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7th-May-2006 08:58 am (UTC)
Thanks, Maj! I hope your Senior Week is the best! Soak up all the time you can with everyone.
7th-May-2006 10:27 am (UTC)
Poor you! Feel better soon.

(Oh, and I assume you've tried gargling with aspirin?)
7th-May-2006 06:55 pm (UTC)
Never heard that one, either!
8th-May-2006 05:11 pm (UTC)
Why Pittsburgh?
8th-May-2006 05:55 pm (UTC)
Because it's an industrial-age city that fits the industrial-age/1950s movie concept that lent its language to the description.
8th-May-2006 08:10 pm (UTC)
Got it.
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