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Eye infection, sore thorat - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   i week since I left hospitol after geing treated for heart attack 100% blockage stent etc felt great 1st week now have eye infection and severe sore throat is this dangerous
Doctor :   HI
Doctor :   I am
User :   hi
Doctor :   There is no relation
User :   shoud I be concerned and see the cardiologist about this
Doctor :   No
User :   why not
Doctor :   DO you have eye discharge
Doctor :   or red eye?
User :   a little but the sore thoat is extreme with some swelling
Doctor :   Where is the swelling?
User :   back of throat deep inside
Doctor :   DO you have difficulty breathing/swallowing?
User :   swallowing
Doctor :   Do you feel there is swelling
User :   yes quite a bit hard to swallow
Doctor :   OK
User :   what does ok mean
Doctor :   Listening to u.
Doctor :   It is throat infection . May be due decreased resistence from hospitalization
User :   back to original question is thisdangerour to my heart or new stent
Doctor :   You need Physical examination whether there is tonsillitis and to see if there is severe throat infection
Doctor :   It not dangerous
User :   canit be dangerous
Doctor :   no it is not dangerous
Doctor :   it is not related to heart
User :   I mean dangerous for my already weak heart
Doctor :   No
Doctor :   But you need to treat it with antibiotics in the early stage
Doctor :  
do u have any chest pain/participation/ now?
User :   ok but I read where strep can affect heart valves
Doctor :   In patients with valve problems there is chance of infection infection of valves
Doctor :   But you only had stent placement. They did not touch your valves
User :   so I should call doc for antibiotics ?
Doctor :   I recommend you consult the ENT and get the thorat swab and send it for culture, Rapid strep test and then use antibiotics. OK
Doctor :   Do you follow me?
User :   ok, thanks
Doctor :   May be the hospitalization decreased ur immunity and cause infection. But this is not related to heart or neither it effect heart
Doctor :   Do you have any questions?
User :   Thanks, makes me feel better. I'll sign off now
Doctor :   By the way, there is one medicine call -pril in the words
Doctor :   like ramipril, enalapril,
Doctor :   Are you taking any one of those?
User :   not sure have to check
Doctor :   It can cause swelling of tongue throat. Can you check and tell me
User :   'm taking lisinopril
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   It could be the reason
User :   Pain in throat is worse than swelling
Doctor :   It is called angioedema
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   Because I have not examined u, I am keeping in mind
Doctor :   When you go to ENT physician, you can ask me whether it is infecvtion or reaction to the drug
Doctor :   *infection
User :   thanks, will do, I'm going now, good bye
Doctor :   * You can ask him
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting
Doctor :   Bye
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