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Have dry, heavy, tight feeling in throat with infection and lump like feeling. Cause?

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dry heavy tight feeling in the throat
i also have a throat infection and also a lump like feeling when drinking warm liquids
Posted Wed, 23 Oct 2013 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Answered by Dr. Shruti Rijhwani 13 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Can be acute Tonsillitis.

Detailed Answer:
Dear Madam,

Thank you for posting your query on XXXXXXX

Well looking into your problem I would like to tell you that these are all symptoms of acute tonsillitis . I would advise you to have lot of hot liquids throughout the day . Saline gargles are highly recommended .

You should consult an ENT specialist and start taking antibiotic like azithromycin 500 mg once a day for 3 days as your doctor suggests. If fever comes then paracetamol is recommended .Keep yourself hydrated.

Take care.

Dr. Shruti
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Follow-up: Have dry, heavy, tight feeling in throat with infection and lump like feeling. Cause? 18 minutes later
i was also given claritine 10g and amoxicillin. and it didn't help
Answered by Dr. Shruti Rijhwani 10 hours later
Brief Answer:
It will take some time to act.

Detailed Answer:
Dear Madam,

Amoxicillin is also an antibiotic and claritin is an anti histaminic . The medicines are alright , it is not advisable to change antibiotic unless you complete the course of amoxicillin . Wait for a day or two it will be relieved.

Dr. Shruti
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