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Sharp pain in throat, coughed up lump, had fever. Matter of concern?

My daughter is 15 and has a sharp pain in her throat . She has just coughed up a lump, which she could feel stuck in her throat and it looks like veigny skin about 1-2 cm long. She has had a viral infection of some sort recently which she hasn t quite gotten over, but it is getting better. She has had it for about 2-3 weeks now. I ve wrapped the lump up in tissue , in case I should show a doctor. Should I be worried?
Asked On : Sat, 3 Nov 2012
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ENT Specialist 's  Response
Aug 2013
hello and welcome to health care magic,

I am Dr Sriram Nathan, an ENT surgeon and I shall try to help you out with your problems.

The lump of tissue which your daughter coughed up could be just a thick phlegm or a solidified mucous discharge. If she has not had any problems after this and her symptoms are recovering then you do not have to worry about.

If she is not getting better in a week or so then you must do these:\
1. Take a course of anti biotics like the amox-clav for five days in consultation with your doctor.

2. You may also add an antihistamine like levocetrizine

3. Take only warm water and avoid anything cold

4. Take warm water gargle with salt two to three times in a day

5. Avoid head bath for a couple of days till she recovers completely

If she does not get better in a week or so then you must take a throat swab and also chest X ray and get back to me with the reports. You may show the specimen to the ENT surgeon although it is unlikely to be useful


Dr Sriram Nathan
Answered: Fri, 22 Nov 2013
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