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Female smoker, obese with pcos, chronic post nasal drip

hello i am 27 female smoker, obese, with pcos, chronic post nasal drip i take claritin d24 everyday to control. always had problems with my tonsils. i got sick about 2 1/2 weeks ago after really bad cold symptoms subsided i had a swollen lymph node left throat /neck with pulling pain and pressure in my ears with them popping the pulling pain is also in the middle of throat. sometimes feels like something is sitting in my throat when i swallow but comes and goes last few days started having pain in back tip of left jaw with warm to touch. i have freaked myself out with internet searches. can anyone help? please im scared and have no health insurance.
Asked On : Thu, 17 Mar 2011
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Nephrologist 's  Response
Hello and welcome to HealthcareMagic!!
Pain in the lymphnodes are common with throat infections. Since there is a connection between your throat and your ears through a tube called eustachian tube, ear pain is also quite common, since ear and jaw are next to each other jaw pain is also common. Everything u have is related to your throat pain. Try lozenges and gargle with Betadine granules. Seek ENT help if it worsens
Answered: Thu, 17 Mar 2011
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ENT Specialist Dr. Sumit Bhatti's  Response
Cancer is extremely rare at your age. Infection is the most likely cause. You should also rule out thyroid problems and sleep apnea.
Answered: Sat, 19 Mar 2011
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General & Family Physician Dr. Mohammed Tauseef's  Response
Hi, Welcome to Healthcare Magic Forum.
You have Chronic Tonsillitis and Parapharyngeal abscess. You need antibiotics for this. Get yourself evaluated further by a ENT Specialist. If you have tonsillitis attacks for more than three times in a year, you need to get them removed by getting a Tonsillectomy. Good Luck.
Answered: Thu, 17 Mar 2011
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ENT Specialist Dr. Naveen Kumar's  Response

Welcome to HealthcareMagic Forum
There are few things which you mentioned like smoking, obese, post nasal drip feeling, throat pain, etc all these going in favour of a condition called Laryngo-pharyngeal reflux. This condition is secondary to acid reflux from the stomach into the throat causing you all these problems. Drink plenty of warm water, avoid smoking and also you need to consult a good ENT/gaestroenterologist.
Take care

Dr. Naveen Kuma
Answered: Thu, 17 Mar 2011
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