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Sore throat following abdominal pain and chest pain - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   i have had a sore throat for 4 months now, and have been put on antibiotics three times so far. my throat is red and my tonsils are white. lately i have been having minor abdominal pain and chest pain. could they be related?
User :   hi
Doctor :   Hi,
Doctor :   i think you have recurrent tonsillitis ,
Doctor :   and the abdominal pain may not be related to the sore throat but the antibiotics are a group of strong medicine which can induce gastric upset
User :   i have not been on antibiotics for 6 days can it still affect my abdomin?
Doctor :   yes, some induce gastritis which can run for weeks
User :   what is the best way to reduce the discomfort other than pain meds?
Doctor :   What medications have to taken ?
User :   just tylenol, ibprrophen, and asprin
User :   not all at the same time
Doctor :   all three of them are NSIADs and known to aggravate gastritis
User :   do they also cause constipation?
Doctor :   i suggest you to take tab PRILOSEC OTC one tab a day early morning before food for 15 days
Doctor :   NSAIDS do but rarely cause constipation
User :   what is the major function of prilosec otc?
Doctor :   It reduces the hyper acidity which was caused by NSAIDs and antibiotics and relieve of acidic pain
User :   can that help for lower abdominal pain as well?
Doctor :   no,
User :   ok
Doctor :   For lower abdominal pain you need antispasmodics which need a written prescription
User :   could prilosec otc help with sore throat irrataions as well if it was deeper in thw throat?
Doctor :   no,
Doctor :   For sore throat you may have to visit a ENT
Doctor :   ENT ( Otorhinolaryngeologist ) who will confirm the diagnosis of chronic tonsillitis
Doctor :   and treat accordingly
User :   ok i can do that.
Doctor :   Is there anything i can help you with ?
User :   no, thank you for your thoughts and suggestions
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me , kindly provide your feedback
User :   ok
Doctor :   Bye for now
Doctor :   take care
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