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Sore throat, advised Sudogest. Feels like stuck in throat, lump in nasal passage. Any cure ?

I have a sore other symptoms...i went to the doctor and he said i didn t have strep throat ...he put me on pseudoephedrine (Sudogest)...this sounds nasty, but...i stuck my finger in the back of my throat and near the nasal passages i felt a lump and it is very sore...its on my right side..and i have swollen lymph nodes...i ve had this for about a week...please help thank you...i feel great other than this pain in my throat
Asked On : Mon, 3 Dec 2012
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ENT Specialist 's  Response
Aug 2013
Hello and welcome to Health care magic,

I am Dr Sriram Nathan an ENT surgeon and i will try to help you out with your problem.

The lump which you have described can be any of the many benign and normal structures which are present in the oral cavity and the throat. It may also be due to reflex or just vitamin or iron deficiency.

In any case these swellings may become or increased in size in any infection or irritation so you have nothing to worry about.

If you have already taken a course of tablets for infections I would suggest you to take a course of anti reflux tablet such as pantoprazole and then see the change. If you have not taken an antibiotic then you may try amox-clav along with a multivitamin like zincovit in consultation with your doctor.

If the lump persists for more than a two weeks then you may take an upper GI endoscopy and get back to me with the reports

The swollen nodes should also become fine in a week or two. If not you may take a test called the FNAC and get back to me with the reports.

take care and get well soon


Dr Sriram Nathan
Answered: Wed, 23 Oct 2013
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