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Tonsillitis, severe pain in chest. Tried co-codomol, no relief. Treatment options?

I have had a bad dose of tonsillitis for about a week. Went to my GP and they give me antibiotics to help clear it. But I also have a severe pain in my chest that is making it difficult to eat, I can drink water that helps to ease the pain but then it returns. Any ideas on what I can do to relieve the pain in my chest. Have tried co-codomol but nothing helps. Thanks
Asked On : Wed, 20 Feb 2013
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ENT Specialist 's  Response
Welcome in H.C.M. for consulting
I have gone through your query regarding tonsillitis and chest pain and burning in chest.
Considering all aspect of your complaints and effect of treatment you have taken , it appears as there is GERD along with tonsillitis. which is responsible for burning and pain in chest.
As far as treatment is concern antacids and PPi should be added along with antibiotics and anti inflammatory.

With Regards.
Answered: Thu, 21 Feb 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Nsah Bernard's  Response
Dec 2012
Hello Steffers,

Thanks for posting.
Depending on the location of the chest pain (if retrosternal or slightly above epigastrium), then it might be oesophagitis ( inflammation of oesophagus) or possibly but less probably peptic ulcer diseases. In either case you might require another antibiotics such as ciprofloxacin or combination of amoxicillin + clarithromycin or metronidazole plus a protein pump inhibitor such as omeprazole to cure the affection.
If you do not feel any better, then you will need to consult a gastroenterologist. An endoscopy might be requested to determine the actual cause of your odynophagia (painful swallowing).

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Answered: Thu, 21 Feb 2013
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