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Symptoms of tonsilitis/peritonsillar abscess. - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello
Doctor :   How can I help you
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details of the patient-Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Weight and Height: Dependents: Yes/ No.
User :   My throat is really swollen up and I am having a hard time breathing
Doctor :   Do you smoke or chew tobacco/drink alcohol/Any illicit drugs/ betel nut chewing? If yes how much/how often and how long?
Doctor :   Since when are you having it and is this the first time that your having Tonsillitis
User :   35,F,Single , 5'1 178 , no
User :   no I have a history of strep throat
User :   and there are little peices of flesh sticking out
User :   and it hurts to swallow
User :   and white spots
User :   on them
User :   so what
User :   besides gargle salt water
User :   I have been doing that
User :   and i have been taking cephlesx
Doctor :   You will need a course of Anti biotics since you have some infection and after the antibiotic cover is attained then you would need to think about Surgery to get rid of your Tonsils
User :   I would love to but its seems like they would have done that years ago
User :   and they didnt
User :   I have a history of this every year i get it in september
User :   I have some penicillin but that doesnt work
User :   my family doctor is a idiot and doesnt even look at his patients when they go into the office
Doctor :   No it will neeed you to take the Antibiotic sensitivity test and based on th result you will need to get it treated
User :   I wish my doctor would actually do somthing about it and if I go to him he doesnt even treat it correctly and I can hardly breathe now
User :   they are so big
Doctor :   Yes as it is your condition will need you to get it treated at the earliest with the Antibiotics and it would be advisable to get to the ENT Surgeon and after that cover of antibiotics you will need to get it operated at the earliest
User :   I dont think that my insurance will cover that without a referall
User :   I thank you for your time but what do you think it is
Doctor :   Yes but it will be needed to get it operated since you have been getting repeated infections
User :   ive beem having these since I was 8 years old
Doctor :   Tonsillitis and based on your history of having difficulty in swallowing i would suspect you to be having that is Peritonsillar Abscess and that would prevent any Swallowing
User :   Ok so I will just go and see my family doctor again and tell him i have tonsilitis you said
User :   and Im not even able to swallow or lay down or breathe
Doctor :   Yes please ask him to do a Scope Examination and he himself would know
Doctor :   Yes it is essential for youto get it done
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Doctor :   Have you filled the feedback form which I have sent?
User :   i accidentally just marked the box i didnt fill out the box part
Doctor :   I shall send it again
User :   im sorry my throat hurts horribly
User :   and i want to go to sleep
User :   i cant
Doctor :   Have you taken any Medications for it as of now
User :   just sprays and keflex and throat drops and salt water gargle
User :   isnt helping at all
User :   I CAN NOT Breathe my air hold is closing
Doctor :   Please sit straight and Bend forward
User :   iok
Doctor :   Try taking Deep Breaths
User :   i cant lie down at all
Doctor :   Now i am asking you to do it
User :   I am trying
User :   ok
User :   im doing it
User :   i just am going to go an call my dr in the morning
User :   hopefully
User :   its sooo late im sleepy
Doctor :   Please do it at the earliest it will be essentially needed for you to get it operated
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting Health care magic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service
User :   I am... im miserable and its so difficult to breathe without my mouth being open
User :   thank you for your time dr.
Doctor :   You are WElocome
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