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Getting ill frequently. Sore throat, painful tonsils, high fever. Prescribed paracetamol, propylbenzene, caffiene. Anything serious?

From around past 1 year I’m continuously getting ill after every 60-70 days, and it always follows the same pattern in which things happen.
Day 1 - I get sore throat,
Day 2 - painful tonsils, fever upto 100F, can’t even swallow my saliva! ,
Day 3 – Fever goes as high as 102K (even 103K sometimes, when I don’t take the medicine), fever remains for next 2 days more, then from Day 6 things start becoming normal with my throat gradually becoming normal too.
Doctor here don’t seem to bother much with this and just hand me pills ( with ingredients paracetamol – 300m.g, propylbenzene – 150m.g. and caffeine – 50m.g., a sort of Aspirin I think) to take 3 times a day.
Is there anything serious to bother about? And what should I do ?
Asked On : Mon, 15 Apr 2013
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Hi and thanks for the query,
repeated episodes of sore throat need to be evaluated carefully. A few reasons might explain this. the first is the drug used might not be appropriate, or is given in sub optimal doses or less than the normal prescribed duration of time. Secondly, the Bacterium causing the infection might developed resistance to this particular drug.
It might necessary to exclude other predisposing factors like excessively large tonsils that predispose to recurrent infections. This might require to be removed surgically depending on the frequency of recurrence and the appreciation of the ENT specialist. Continues episodes of sore throat could lead to complications like joint and heart disease (Rheumatic fever).
I suggest you book an appointment with an ENt specialist for a proper evaluation and management.
Thanks and best regards,
Luchuo, MD.
Answered: Mon, 15 Apr 2013
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