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I have a red throat with yellow streaks no pain

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Posted on Sun, 17 Feb 2019
Question: I have a red throat with yellow streaks no pain for about four months I had a sore in the roof of my mouth about the size of a nickel it went away and came back went away again and I have had an unexplained weight loss of about 10 pounds that happened over the past nine months I don’t know if this is connected or not
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I tried to submit additional details however it would never submit I filled in the form saying what have you tried already I gave details there gave my age and my gender 62-year-old female I’m vegan and I exercise I take magnesium Glisan eight add diatomaceous earth and healthy supplements treating information meditating I could never get it to submit so I’m trying it here question mark
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Answered by Dr. Vasudha Jayant Athavale (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Needs to be investigated &treated specifically.

Detailed Answer:
Hi Spirit 888,
Thank you for the query. I understand your concern.
* The lesion you are describing in your throat.... could be due bad oral hygiene /streptococcal throat,/ yeast infection /or mono throat or kissing throat disease.
Can be confirmed by investigations( like anti streptolysin...ASO test / throat culture./biopsy as per need)
* The conditions indicate less immunity
- uncontrolled or long standing diabetes,
- treatment with antibiotics or steroids... which disturb normal protective oral bacteria & allow pathogens to be active
-HIV infection
-cancer
*Most of the times there are enlarged lymph glands in neck(may get painful &associated with fever in active phase of infection)
You do not mention of any pain or fever... so it's more likely to be chronic form of infection or bad oral hygiene.
* Any of the problems present lead to loss of weight due To less intake of food or less appetite or digestion leading to mal nutrition..
*Self care consists of a good oral hygiene along with regular warm water saline gargles, vappor inhalation to clear nasal passage . Drink plenty of clean warm water & healthy food(that you are already taking) with rich suply of proteins,vitamins A,B,C&E..
Sufficient salads.vegitables &fruits with ample of water would prevent possible constipation...that can hamper oral health.
Cleaning of palate (roof of mouth)& application of boro glycerine would help prevention of recurrent sore in mouth.
*In his context I would suggest a through ENT examination along with investigations to pin point the basic cause as well as find/exclude the factors leading to reduced immunity.
* A sufficiently long therapy with cause specific medication would get you free from the symptom
* please consult an ENT surgeon.
I hope that helps you.Anyfollow upquery is most welcome.
Thanks.





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I have a red throat with yellow streaks no pain

I tried to submit additional details however it would never submit I filled in the form saying what have you tried already I gave details there gave my age and my gender 62-year-old female I’m vegan and I exercise I take magnesium Glisan eight add diatomaceous earth and healthy supplements treating information meditating I could never get it to submit so I’m trying it here question mark