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Prolonged sore throat, pain in gums - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   i RECENTLY HAD AN ENDOSCOPY (DOWN THE NOSE AND THROAT) mY DOTOR TOLD ME HE SAW NOTHING BESIDES INFLIMATION FROM WHAT HE THINKS IS ALLERGIES (POST NASAL DRIP) OR ACID REFLUS WHICH i CANT FEEL. dOES THIS TEST CLEAR ME OF CANCER OF THE THROAT. i'VE HAD A MYSERIOUS SORE THROAT FRO MORE THAN A YEAR WORSE LAST YEAR THAN THIS. i'M VERY UNTRUSTWORTHY AND VERY SCARED RUINING MY LIFE. PLEASE GIVE ME SOME ADVISE. oH...SOME PAIN IN BOTTOM OF GUMS
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am Dr.
Doctor :   Let me read your query
User :   ok
Doctor :   Let us first discuss about your query about cancer of throat and later the gums
Doctor :   is it fine?
Doctor :   I have few questions for you today
User :   ok
Doctor :   What is your age and occupation?
User :   im 39 and I do
Doctor :   Do you smoke?
User :   no smoking or drinkng of any kind
Doctor :   Were you exposed to any obnoxious gases or fumes long back before your problem started?
User :   I did workin in a smoking room over a year ago for about 5 months
User :   but other than that nothing
Doctor :   Since there is a no risk factor for cancer throat I do not think you have cancer
Doctor :   More over the endoscopy and reveal any lesion relating to cancer throat
Doctor :   So there is no lesion as told by your doctor
Doctor :   I have few concerns for you here
Doctor :   Since you work in a smoky environs, you are unlikely to get better unless you come out of it or request for a better environ
Doctor :   The allergy adds to it
User :   I did take several immune comprimising meds before this for a supposed immune disorder and ended up with mono
User :   I know longer work in that environment
Doctor :   Since you inhale the gases, these med will not act to the highest
Doctor :   You mean Mononucleosis?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Are you sexualy active?
Doctor :   and unprotected?
User :   not lately I was tested for disease and was neg
Doctor :   The working environ is the culprit for all your concerns
Doctor :   as I believe
Doctor :   as the sorethroat cannot go on for one year
User :   even after a year?
Doctor :   and the endoscopy being negative
User :   I haven't worked in that smokey invironment for over a year
Doctor :   Ok
User :   would throat cancer get gradually worse? wich mine hasn't
User :   sometimes I barely feel it
Doctor :   Throat cancer is not a possibility
Doctor :   since there is no lesion in your throat
User :   I guess I get nervous with misdiagnoses of XXXXXXXX thats all
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   No worry
User :   what do you think is causing it?
Doctor :   Allergy and next possibility is GERD
Doctor :   GERD is not sometimes not experienced
Doctor :   fully
Doctor :   and you may not feel it
User :   I was told that this may take a fairly long time to heal
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   I have few tips for you today
User :   ok
Doctor :   1) Wear as much protective wear as possible while your work
Doctor :   3) Elevate the head end of the cot by 1 inch
User :   ok
Doctor :   2) Wear loose fitting clothes
Doctor :   especially the trousers
Doctor :   4) Every day you need to alot 30 minutes of time in the morning for light exercise in the form of walking
Doctor :   when there is minimal pollution and pollen in the air
Doctor :   5) Last is the breathing exercise
Doctor :   Slowly inhale the air from each nostril
Doctor :   and exhale from the other
Doctor :   Do it 20 times from each nostril
Doctor :   THese all help
User :   thank you sooo much doctor I truly appreciate it
Doctor :   Is there anything else I can help you with?
Doctor :   Pleasure speaking to you today
User :   you to ...have a great day
Doctor :   hey, i forgot about the gum bleed
User :   it's not a bleed it's just sore
Doctor :   Is it regular or once a time
User :   or achey
Doctor :   Ok
User :   once a time
Doctor :   Do you have carious tooth?
Doctor :   caries..
User :   I was diagnose with gigivitis a few months back
Doctor :   Pk
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   That caues the swelling of gums and sore
Doctor :   THe best thing I would suggest you is to two things
User :   I didn't even notice it
Doctor :   1) Use ultrasoft brush and brush twice
User :   I floss and everything
Doctor :   If you cannot find, use your finger, considered the softest of all
Doctor :   2) Rub a pinch of salt
Doctor :   over the gums
Doctor :   once a day
Doctor :   use chlorhexidine mouth wash thrice a day
Doctor :   Chronic gingivitis is a problem that persists
Doctor :   If you take care now it does not progresses
Doctor :   fast
User :   waiting on a deep cleaning need insurance approval
Doctor :   That is even right
Doctor :   Get it as soon
User :   again thank you very much for you time a patience
Doctor :   Bye for not
Doctor :   now
Doctor :   I hope you appreciate our hat
Doctor :   chat
User :   I do....I have healthe anxiety and this helps
Doctor :   Perfect
Doctor :   Please do follow up with me if you are more anxious
User :   I will thank you very much
Doctor :   I can be of help to you
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