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Recurring throat infection with phlegm - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
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how can i help you?
User :   i have frequent throat infection
Doctor :  
ok
User :   any kind of stress or climate change brings throat infection to me
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ok
User :   everytime i take amoxicillin for 1 week it gets cured
Doctor :  
ok
User :   but how do i become more resistant to it
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have got it examined whenever you get the throat infection?
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to know what is the cause?
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do you have sputum production when you ave th ecough?
User :   yes.. they tell it is normal throat infection some time its called something oropharygits
User :   yes
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what is color of sputum?
User :   white and yellow
User :   it starts with yellow
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ok
User :   as it goes on it become white
Doctor :   so each time you take amoxycillin it goes away?
User :   yes
Doctor :   was any sputum culture done anytime?
User :   no
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ok
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is there swallowing difficulty at that time?
User :   yes
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is there breathing difficulty during that time?
User :   sometimes there s severe pain
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ok
User :   no breathing difficulty
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ok
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i would suggest you to get this examined by a ENT surgeon if you get the infection the next time
User :   ok
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he wil be able to tel you whether it is pharyngitis, laryngitis, oropharyngitis ot tonsillitis
User :   ok
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and depending on this the next step can be taken
User :   it also gets controlled if i take a pepper soup
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also, the next time you get the infection, get a sputum culture and sensitivity and a fungal culture done.
User :   ok
Doctor :   this will help to find out the type of organism that is causing the infection
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and the drugs that the organism can be killed with
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such that you donot get repeat infection
User :   ok
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also if the cause is due to tonsillitis, it can be operated, for permanent cure
Doctor :   do you get headaches also when having throat infection?
User :   i think its not tonsilitis
User :   no headaches
Doctor :   i am only telling you possibilities and the cure
Doctor :  
ok
User :   but i get cold and fever
User :   ok
Doctor :  
ok
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do you get throat irritation while lying down
User :   no
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do you get up coughing at night during the infection?
User :   no
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ok
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then i suggest that you get the above things done when you get the throat infection again
User :   sure
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aslo in addition to that, get a allergen test done, as it is also due to season change
User :   ok
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also do a few blood tests
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k\like complete blood count, ESR, AEC counts
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and start a multivitamin suppliment, it will increase your immunity and prevent recurrent infections
User :   ok
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Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   yes, i have a common cold now
User :   i am taking a medicine called cheston
Doctor :   ok
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continue taking the medicine
User :   ok
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and take VIt C suppliment
User :   do i need to use any antibiotic
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it will help you to eradicate the cold early
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for common cold you will not need antibiotics
User :   ok
User :   i also have mild fever
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in case you develop fever or throat symptoms, visit an ENT specialist
User :   ok
Doctor :  
Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   No
User :   thanks a lot!
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