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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   my husband has had a sore throat for several years now. He has been to serveral specialists and they can't find out what is causing the sore thoat. He now is complaining that his back teeth seem sensitive. He had what they thought was eagle snydrome and had the bone removed, tonsils also removed. Any suggestions or diagnosis are welcome
Doctor :   Hi,
Doctor :   Dr here
Doctor :   May i know his age ?
User :   He is 49
Doctor :   ok, i do not think the Eagles syndrome would have contributed to the recurrent throat infections
Doctor :   and yes,tonsillitis can be a chance of chronic/recurrent sore throat
User :   that is what one of the specialist in said
Doctor :   How is symptomatically after tonsillectomy ?
User :   no relief what so ever
Doctor :   I am sorry, what did the specialist say ?
Doctor :   was the sore throat / throat irritation only one side of the throat ?
User :   they cannot figure out what is wrong. one thought maybe it has something to with a sleeping disorder
User :   started on the left side but now on both sides
Doctor :   Doe he sleep open mouth ?
Doctor :   Does*
User :   i don't think so.
Doctor :   ok,here it is i would suggest you to get culture sensitivity test of a throat swab for minimum of three times with a gap of one month between each
User :   husband said you are asking same q's every doctor has asked him
Doctor :   it rules a possibility of a resistant infection reactivating often leading to recurrences
Doctor :   yes, since its with the throat , first we have to rule out the commonest possibilities
User :   He is going to another specilist Friday we will definately ask the doctor to run this test.
Doctor :   and this is first time i am exposed to his history so i am sorry i may need those details to understand his condition
Doctor :   get the test done
Doctor :   it will give a very good insight into the cause
Doctor :   if it was due to eagles or tonsillitis it should have gone off after the treatment of both
Doctor :   hence i am considering a resistant bacterial colonization of the throat reactivating frequently due to some unknown trigger factor
User :   thanks for your suggestion. Have a good day
Doctor :   you are welcome
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me,kindly provide your feedback
Doctor :   Bye for now
Doctor :   Take care
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