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Throat infection and base of tongue problem - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   yes sir
Doctor :   Dr AAAAAAA here
Doctor :   please proceed with your health query
User :   my name is XXXXXXXX AAAAAAA
Doctor :   how can I help you?
User :   can i directly speak to you about my problem
Doctor :   you can proceed with telling your symptoms
User :   i have infection in my throat and tongue
Doctor :   to speak directly (phone) there is special facility of "get a call " from doctor
User :   will get help from you with this chat only sir
User :   can i proceed
Doctor :   sure please proceed
User :   this infection is in the base tongue
Doctor :   since you ask for direct speaking I provided you with information
User :   i am having this from a quiet long time
User :   sorry will chat and try to get help
Doctor :   ok. what are your symptoms?
Doctor :   do you havethroat pain?
Doctor :   is there pain with tongue movement ?
User :   no sir
User :   i have spent some money showing to three doctors who are ENT speacialists
User :   but could not get it cured
User :   whenever i have pain in the throat i use to visit to them
Doctor :   could you please describe the symptoms in detail. also please describe appearance of the affected area if you have noticed any changes.
User :   definitely, i am describing it to you right now
User :   the base tongue is swollen to large extent
User :   before 6 months the swollen stage was less
Doctor :   ok. is there any color change associated?
User :   i was able to swallow food without any problem
Doctor :   is there any numbness or altered taste associated?
User :   i hope the swollen area as visible does not notice any color change
User :   yes sir since 10 days the altered taste at the base of tongue is felt
Doctor :   ok. the swallowing difficulty is with solid foods or with liquids too?
User :   only solid foods please
Doctor :   when was your last visit to the doctor?
User :   this was around one month before
User :   i will explain the visit to doctor
Doctor :   sure. please go ahead
User :   he is a ENT specialist
User :   once he had the look at the base tongue he proceeded me to tongue scan
Doctor :   ok. what did the scan show?
User :   my luck was good at that time when scan with nuclear special scan the salaivary gland was normal
User :   the area at the base tongue was infected
User :   there was swelling at that portion and i dont know there are swelled up ulcers i believe may 10 to 15 of them
Doctor :   ok.
User :   since one week i have some kind of itching sensation below the tongue
User :   whenever i eat anything
User :   i am not taking any hot food or hot drinks at all
User :   my position is very tensed
User :   i am fearing a lot
Doctor :   if the infection was detected, was antibiotics prescribed? and have you taken it?
User :   yes sir what every doctors gave me the antibiotics i have taken
Doctor :   ok
User :   i am gargling every day also
Doctor :   was anytime a swab test done from the affected area?
User :   i understand this for the first time
User :   how can i proceed with your advice
Doctor :   you can visit your doctor for repeat check if problems are not resolved, and ask for the swab test to be done
User :   definitely i will do that, one side i am middle class man for immediately spending money
User :   i use to save money for each month and then was visiting to doctor whenever ready
Doctor :   you can also opt to take consultation from a orodental surgeon to see if serious issues are present
User :   can you advice me if you know any one of orodental surgeons in ...
Doctor :   you can place a request for the list to YYYY@YYYY .
Doctor :   they will get back to you with the information
Doctor :   and also help with getting you appointment if you need
User :   i will send a email request to them
User :   sir, can i ask you what is a swab test
Doctor :   it is a test done by taking a swab or sample from affected area and test it to know the exact causative agent and start with appropriate treatment
Doctor :   to avoid recurrence
User :   thank you i understand
User :   thank you Dr. AAAAAAA
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