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I had a bad cough and ear infection

I had a bad cough and ear infection about 3 ½ weeks ago.  I was given Clarithromycin.  I felt worse after 2 days (sinuses), so my dr. switched me to Sulfameth/tmp.  We did not know if I had a virus, bacterial infection or allergies, so I was taking my prescription, plus Mucinex, plus allergy meds.  About a week after I started on Sulfameth, I started feeling a very annoying, tingly sensation in the back of my mouth.  Thinking it may be thrush (from the antibiotics), my dr. prescribed Nystatin.  The day after I started it, the tingling went away, but I lost the sense of taste in my mouth.  I also developed a weird sour taste in the back of my mouth.  I completed the course of Sulfameth, and all other meds, last week, and STILL have no taste and the weird sour taste.   This is the 12th day of this.  I saw an ENT on Monday.  He saw a slight coating, which he thought MIGHT be thrush, but it was not much.  I have no other thrush symptoms.  He also saw signs of reflux in my throat.  He prescribed Diflucan and Nexium.  That was 3 days ago, and still no improvement.  I am very worried.  Thank you!!

Asked On : Thu, 6 May 2010
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The bad taste in your mouth could be due to the recurrent medicine use. The coating and the bad taste also reflects acidity problem as suggested by the doctor. Get your acidity and acid reflux under control. You will start feeling fine.
Answered: Thu, 8 Jul 2010
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