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Frequent throat infection, acidity, gastritis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   Hi
Doctor :   hi
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how can i help you?
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please proceed with your health query
User :   I am suffering from frequent throat infection problems from this year October. In last 2-3 months of period, I have got throat infection 4 times. All the times I was asked to take antibiotics by the doctor. I am not comfortable with this. This did not happen to me earlier. I am just 25 years old. Please help me in this regard. I don't want to get this problem again.
Doctor :  
ok
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was anytime throat swab taken and test sent for culture and sensitivity?
User :   No. Also, I have acidity problem and taking medicine for last 25 days. Can the acidity/gastrics problem cause this frequent throat infections?
Doctor :  
acidity and gastritis is known to cause irritation in throat and with long standing problem there is also a sensation of something stuck in throat
Doctor :  
not necessarily infections
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sometimes the acid reflux from stomach can cause mucosal damage which then becomes susceptible to infections easily
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and causes repeated throat infections
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so in case you have acidity problem
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get that adequately treated
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and the throat infection problem will get reduced
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have you followed what i have said?
User :   Yes.
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is there anything else i can help you with?
User :   Can you please suggest me some doctor whom can I consult with regards to this? Doctor :  
'i will help you, just give me a moment
Doctor :  
in madiwala thr are no ENT specialists listed on our website
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you can go to St.Johns medical college hospital
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which is close by and you will get all specialists there
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meet Dr. Balasubramaniam in ENT department
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or Dr. Honey in ENT dept there
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they will help you oue regarding throat infections.
User :   So, I need to go to ENT specialist for my throat infection problem, right?
Doctor :  
Meet Dr. XXXXXXXX in gastroenterology Dept.
Doctor :   these two specialities need to take care of you simultaneously
User :   Do I need to get prior appointments or I can go there directly?
Doctor :  
you can go directly also and also by prior appointments
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here yu will get more details
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and fix appointments accordingly
User :   It is okay for me to go to some near by ENT specialist. Can you suggest me few?
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which area you are comfortable to go nearby?
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you can go directly to st.johns
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there will not be any problems
User :   Ok.
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WWW.WWWW.WW Doctor :  
this wil give you an ENT specialist in Koramangla
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is there any other query i can help you with?
User :   No. I don't have any other query now. Thanks for your suggestions and guidance.
Doctor :  
ok
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WWW.WWWW.WW Doctor :  
this link will give you all the gastroenterologists in bangalore
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across many areas
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User :   Done.
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