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Sore throat, difficulty swallowing hard food, swelling around Adam s apple, virus suspected. Endoscopy done, culture test negative. Advise?

I had an endoscopy three weeks ago and no apparent problems afterwards. About ten days later, i developed a soe throat and find it difficut to swallw hard food, although I can drink. The sweeling is mainly around my adam's apple and is relieved with ice packs and or honey.

The doctor started to treat it as a bacterial infection, but a culture has come bck negative. The medical view is that it must be viral.

What are other ptins please?

Asked On : Sat, 23 Mar 2013
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10 days after an endoscopy developing sore throat , ,,endoscopy does not seems to be the cause of throat problem.
But reflux could be .
Acidity , heart burn are one of the reason causing Laryngo pharyngeal reflux in the night time and should be treated aggressively---
Antacid tablet ---- proton pump inhibitors with domperidom
Syp. antacid gel 2 tsf two times a day half an hour before meals
Keep head end of bed elevated.
Avoid alcohol, Smoking
Do brisk walking daily
Go for walk after dinner
Avoid spicy food     
Avoid late night coffee
avoid constipation
follow up after 7 days.

Answered: Mon, 15 Jul 2013
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