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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I recently moved into a new rental house and since I moved in (June 2010) I've had reoccurring problems with my ears, nose, throat areas. I've had tonsilittis 6 times. Additionally, I always have headaches, drainage, and my sinuses are sore. I will go to the doctor, take an antibiotic and it will go away, but within a few days after I finish the medicine, white spots appear on the back of my throat. Could this be mold? Additionally, some of my clothes are beginning to show what looks like black mold. Please help!
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr XXX here
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Doctor :   Black moulds in clothes are most probably fungi
Doctor :   Your age? gender
User :   26 female
User :   always tired since i moved in also
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   You compliants are more related to tonsillitis
Doctor :   And associated sinisitis
Doctor :   The infection in tonsil if not controlled properly will have recurrance and also affect the adjacent regions
Doctor :   The moulds you describe are most probably ulcers
Doctor :   Are you in any kind of stress
User :   I've taken amoxicillin, doxycyclinne, omnicef, cedafil (spelling might not be right?) and spectracef. No stress. I sleep well also.
Doctor :   Ok
User :   I've also had diarrhea problems since I moved in and 2 nose bleeds....
Doctor :   Some times the infection remains dormant for long periods and if it causing such difficulties i would rather suggest you to go for tonsillectomy
Doctor :   Do you still have diarrhoea
User :   yes, it's been ongoing since i moved in. it's nothing painful, just mostly water type bowel movements.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Plz see to that you hydrate yourself well
Doctor :   Drink plenty fliuds
User :   I usually drink water throughout the day and recently started taking Vemma (mangosteen vitamins)
User :   Do you know if such sinus & tonsil problems are related to mold?
Doctor :   One more thing many antibiotics in a week will also produce diarhhoea
Doctor :   The mould could be to infection
User :   Okay.
Doctor :   But can describe the appearnace in detail
Doctor :   Like size , pustule, redness, inflamtion
Doctor :   difficulty swalloing
User :   the appearance of the mold on clothes is like a bunch of black dots, slightly raised & if I rub it will start to fall apart & smear.
Doctor :   Then they are mostly fungi
User :   yes, my throat is just very red and the white spots are reoccurring.
Doctor :   Can you describe the mould in the oral cavity
Doctor :   Are you sexually active
User :   not sexually active. there's no mold on me, it's just around my house, there's alot in my closet.
Doctor :   Ok
User :   and i've noticed it on the clothes that I let air dry, they become moldy within a day.
Doctor :   Red and white spots are typical feature of mease;es
Doctor :   *measeles
User :   measles in my throat?
Doctor :   Measeles infection in whole while produce pimples like nodes in the throat
Doctor :   But i am just giving you an probable diagnosis
Doctor :   unless i visulaise i cant confirm
User :   Okay. Well, looks like I need to see an ENT. Thank you for your help!
Doctor :   Yes that will definitely help tyou
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   Bye for now
Doctor :   Wishing you speedy recovery
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