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Sore throat, swelling in back of tongue. Quit dipping snuff. Suggestion?

I am 38 yrs old male . I quit dipping snuff sept 5 2012 . i had a sore throat for about a month now abot 2 weeks ago my taste buds on the back of my tongue swollen up. went to dr was giving atamoxicillin and naproxen . taste buds still same size witch rubs my throat raw. where do i need to go from here. i tried yogurt nothing
Asked On : Fri, 14 Dec 2012
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Welcome in H.C.M.

I have gone through your query regarding sore throat and swelling at back of tongue.

It appears as your back of tongue is having some pathological lesion which is giving you feeling of rubbing in throat. The possibilities are-

1- GERD & LPR.

2- Hypertrophied lymphoid follicles of base of tongue.

3- Chronic glossitis.

4- Neoplasm of base of tongue.

To confirm it your pharynx should be thoroughly examine by an ENT specialist.

Till your appointment is fix and in waiting period you may do-

a- Warm saline gargling.

b- Take antacids.

c- Avoid spicy foods.

I hope your query is answered and sooner recovery is expected.

Answered: Thu, 10 Oct 2013
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