symptoms eased a little, but my throat
remained as sore - so much so that it prevented me from sleeping because of the pain
, even with pain-killers. We had some spare amoxicillin in the house, so I began taking it. It was very effective, and by the time I had finished the course my throat felt normal again and I had no symptoms of illness.
Within about 5 days, however, the sore throat returned with a vengeance, and the next day I experienced severe ear pain, jaw ache and tooth ache.