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Recurring sore throat and swollen glands - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi I have been waking up with a sore throte for the past few months. But it goes away after a few hours, so I never gave it any attention. However In the past few days I am feeling worse, my glands on the left side are very swollen and my ear is aching.
Could you give some advice?
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   Dr. XXXXXXXX here
Doctor :   let me read what you have typed
Doctor :   are your symptoms only present in mornings?
Doctor :   please provide your age, height, weight, occupation details
User :   Morning I have sore throte now I have pain all day
Doctor :   ok. please describe the morning symptoms in detail
User :   When i wake up for the first few hours I have pain in my throte sore, after a few hoers and a cup of tea it feels better.
User :   Now I am experiencing pain all day and my left side of my neck is swollen and hertz a lot
Doctor :   ok. is irritation, runny nose, blocked nose, mucus in throat associated?
User :   Age 21
Doctor :   is there cough associated?
User :   21 , 5.11
Doctor :   is there any swallowing difficulty associated?
User :   Usually no cough but last night I had coigh
User :   Very hard to swallow
User :   Mucus a little but no ru ny nose
Doctor :   was it a dry cough or associated with sputum production?
User :   I coughed and mucous came out thick
Doctor :   what was the color of mucus?
User :   Yellow
User :   White
User :   Not green
User :   White
Doctor :   what was the approximate amount of mucus produced?
Doctor :   do you have cough reflex coming on when you lie down?
User :   Noreflex
User :   Small amount of mucos
Doctor :   ok.
Doctor :   there could be possibility of tonsillitis that is responsible for the symptoms
Doctor :   the yellowish mucus suggest infection too
Doctor :   get a throat examination done by your doctor to confirm the cause,
User :   What ab
User :   Outthe swelling?
Doctor :   when confirmed as tonsil infection or pharyngitis, you will need to be put on antibiotics
Doctor :   to control the infection
Doctor :   the swelling could be either due to tonsil swelling if small, and if diffuse, could indicate lymph node inflammation.
Doctor :   the examination done will confirm the cause for swelling too
User :   I took out my infected earring today cuss I thight it ay have cussed it
Doctor :   infected earring?
User :   I am also getting my wisdom teeth could it be related?
Doctor :   yes, all could be related
User :   Inside the left ear it was infected so I thought maybe it is causing inflemqtion
Doctor :   affecting the side where you have these
Doctor :   I would recommend you a thorough check done by your doctor
Doctor :   to see if the inflammation and infection (ear, throat, wisdom tooth) are all related
Doctor :   you will need to be put on antibiotics and anti-inflammatory to control your symptoms.
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