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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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User :   I have about 3 holes ABOVE my right tonsil and about 4 ABOVE my left tonsil. When i try to touch the holes they hurt and have caused me a sore throat for as long as i can remember. I first noticed the holes about a year ago. I checked online and there are so many answers to holes ON THE TONSILS, but there is NOTHING about holes around and above my tonsils like i have. Also the holes do not have anything white in them. Help me please! everything online refers to cancer or hiv, which is causing me to be scared everyday. I'm waiting to get accepted for insurance, but i cant wait any longer!
User :   hello
User :   i am Dr XXX here
User :   hi
User :   let me read your query ..
User :   i am a 23/f
Doctor :   dont worry i am here to guide you
Doctor :   when did you first notice these holes?
User :   about a year ago
Doctor :   are they painful when you touch them ?
User :   yes...i answered these in my question to you
Doctor :   have you noticed any bleeding
User :   no i have not
Doctor :   have you lost any weight ?
User :   no
Doctor :   any fever ?
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   did you try taking any medications?
User :   i am currently taking biaxin
Doctor :   do you smoke ?
User :   never in my life
Doctor :   good
User :   i believe i have acid reflex as well
Doctor :   well at this age and and the symptoms told me by you ,....
User :   i burb probably 100 times a day
Doctor :   you dont havelike a cancerous condition
User :   ok..any idea what is could be?
Doctor :   i see the underlying problem in your long sore throat
Doctor :   snce when you have been taking biaxin ?
Doctor :   since *
User :   i started sunday
Doctor :   have you noticed any relief ?
User :   a little not much
Doctor :   ok well there are few things i want you to do along with the medication you are already taking
User :   ok
Doctor :   first of all you need to gargle with warm water with apinch of salt
User :   ok
User :   do u think you know why the holes started to appear?
Doctor :   Add lemon juice and some honey, to a glass of hot water. Drink this. It will give immediate relief from pain
User :   ok awesome ill try that
Doctor :   it can be cause of the constant irritation from your throat which could be infected
Doctor :   Cut a lemon into 2 pieces. Take one piece and put some salt and black pepper on it, press with a knife so that salt-pepper penetrates into the lime
Doctor :   Put the lemon on heat to make it warm. Slowly lick this lemon squeezing it until no juice remains. Do it 2-3 times a da
User :   you dont think this could be hiv right? cuz that scared me
Doctor :   Add 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper to 1 cup of boiling water; stir well and sip slowly
Doctor :   do you have any other health problems ?
Doctor :   like diabetes?
User :   no i do not but it runs in my family
User :   i do have genital herpes
User :   not sure if it could be in my mouth though
Doctor :   well carry on with the medications and do as i have told you ad then you should also get a physical examination done . where they will take a throat culture and can confirm the diagnosis
Doctor :   which is important
User :   ok thank you
Doctor :   you are most welcome
Doctor :   is there anything else i can help you with ?
User :   no thats it
Doctor :   take care
User :   you too thanks
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