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My husband s tongue is forming enlarged foliate papillae under the sides of the tongue. Any thoughts or suggestions ?

My Husband has had strep, then a throat irritation, then a yeast infection, then more throat irritations, hes on erythomyocin but no improvements. His tongue is forming enlarged foliate papillae under the sides of the tongue. This has been present for 4 weeks, he is getting like five blood test tomorrow. Any thoughts or suggestions, it hurts to swallow but see no growths on the throat itself. Thank you for you time. He is 190, 31, 5 11
Wed, 20 Apr 2011
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Hi,

Welcome to Healthcaremagic Forum,
This is called chronic pharyngitis, it can be due to many conditions, including viral/bacterial infection. It can also be a condition called laryngo-pharyngeal reflux seen in patients with reflux esophagitis. It would be better to drink plenty of warm water, do gargles with povidone iodine mouth wash, also to take medications if he is having any gastric problems.

Take care

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Dr. Naveen Kumar
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