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Cause of sore throat from past one year - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I'm 39 never smoked or drank. Have been having persistant sore throat for at least a year. Sometimes it's even more of an ache. Just had a scope down the throat and a ct scan of neck and throat. What are the chances that it's cancer and it was missed...i'm still very nervous given he missed diagnosis of AAAAAAA AAAAAAA
Doctor :   hello
User :   Hello
Doctor :   i am Dr xxx here
User :   ok
Doctor :   give me a min please
User :   fine
Doctor :   let me read your query
Doctor :   have you had any history of weight loss?
User :   no
Doctor :   have you tried any medications ?
User :   was given allergy meds and reflux meds so far notihing
Doctor :   any fever?
User :   no
Doctor :   so you have not taken any antibiotics ?
User :   a swab was done and no infection on visual inspection with scop
Doctor :   loos i would like to assure you first of all that its highly unlikely you have any cancer and since you have already got your scans done its not possible that it could have been missed
Doctor :   look **
User :   nothing was found on either but I just can't figure what it could be it just makes me nervous
Doctor :   so let me tell you few things that you will find relief with
User :   ok
Doctor :   Common sense dictates staying in bed or at least resting when a sore throat's got you down. Taking it easy leaves more energy to fight the infection. If your sore throat doesn't require medical attention, rest will help get you back on the road to recovery.
Doctor :   Gargle raspberry tea. Raspberry leaf tea can make a great gargle. (To make, pour 1 cup boiling water over 2 teaspoons dried leaves. Steep for 10 minutes, then strain. Allow to cool.
Doctor :   If you can gargle without gagging, make a saline solution by adding 1/2 teaspoon salt to a cup of very warm wate
Doctor :   Another good gargling fluid is Listerine mouthwash. If you share the product with anyone else in your household, don't drink straight from the bottle; instead, pour a small amount into a cup
User :   ok
Doctor :   you need to add citrus fruit in your diet\
Doctor :   like oranges
User :   so I can rest easy knowing that these tests are fairly definative
Doctor :   which have strong properties for sore throat
User :   ok
Doctor :   yes i assure you that dont worry
User :   ok I will try that thank you very much
Doctor :   avoid oily and fried food
User :   ok
Doctor :   Add lemon juice and some honey, to a glass of hot water. Drink this. It will give immediate relief
Doctor :   also please do change your tooth brush every 2 month
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