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Perisistent sore throat since 5 weeks - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi there.
I have had a sore throat for almost 5 weeks now,the right side of my throat is becoming increasingly painful especially when I swallow.I have also been feeling very low,tired and loss of appetite,If I press just under both sides of my jaw line on my neck,the area feels tender and a bit lumpy.
Doctor :   Hi,
Doctor :   Dr XXX here
User :   Hello,please could you give me some adive
User :   Hi there.I have had a sore throat for almost 5 weeks now,the right side of my throat is becoming increasingly painful especially when I swallow.I have also been feeling very low,tired and loss of appetite,If I press just under both sides of my jaw line on my neck,the area feels tender and a bit lumpy.
Doctor :   ok,
Doctor :   I can advice you medicine to bring the symptoms down
Doctor :   But you need a detailed examination of the throat by a Otorhinolaryngeologist , and placed on antibiotics for the same to cure it completely
User :   thank you but do you think it may be tonsilitis,I have never had this before but work with XXX in the zoo and If I am infectious I will have to avoid them as I can not risk them catching anything,
Doctor :   its better to quarentine youself from them
Doctor :   yes , it could be tonnsillitis
User :   does it sound to you like the same symptoms as Tonsilitis?
Doctor :   yes, but still need examination to confirm it
User :   Thank you for your help.
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