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Dr. Andrew Rynne

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This is on behalf of my son who is travelling

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Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :2013

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Posted on Wed, 16 Jan 2019 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Question: This is on behalf of my son who is travelling Europe at the moment as a singer and can not get to a doctor. He has had a pain at the back of his mouth for 5 days and now a hole has appeared right at the back in the area between his teeth ( I have a photo).
Answered by Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Probably tonsillitis, follow the advice below.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear and welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

I already reviewed the attached report.

The symptoms seem to be related to tonsillitis.

Through the photo I see that the tonsils are swollen and inflamed.

The hole is fovea palatina, which is a normal hole in the mouth.

It is more visible in this case due to inflammation.

I recommend your son using anti-inflammatory medication such as Ibuprofen 400 mg three times a day.

I also recommend using throat sprays with anti-inflammatory properties.

I suggest your son to drink liquids and gargle with salt water for relief.

If the symptoms continue prescription antibiotics may be needed.

I would recommend Azithromicine 500 mg one tablet a day for three days.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
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