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Suggest treatment for recurring sore throat

I have had a reoccuring sore throat for a few months and it hurts to move my head around all round my neck really hurts and it hurts to swallow. When I try and touch my chest with my chin it it really hurts too. My immune system is very low not sure why.
Thu, 7 May 2015
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Hi.
Thanks for your query.
Read and understood your history of sore-throat for a few months - a long time to suffer from. It also hurts to move the neck in any direction.
You also have painful swallowing.
The most probable reason for the symptoms you have can be Chronic pharyngitis, due to many factors like sinusitis, chest infection by Tuberculosis and such problems which are chronic and not easily amenable to the half hearted medical management .

The infection to the lymph nodes in the neck can give sore muscles of the neck making movements painful.

The painful swallowing can be due to chronic granular pharyngitis.

I would advise you the following in such a case :
Detailed investigations of blood, urine. Rule out diabetes and such chronic problems.
-X-ray of the chest
-CT scan of the sinuses.
- Endoscopy of the pharynx and upper GU Endoscopy.
I hope this will help to get a diagnosis and proper treatment .

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Suggest treatment for recurring sore throat

Hi. Thanks for your query. Read and understood your history of sore-throat for a few months - a long time to suffer from. It also hurts to move the neck in any direction. You also have painful swallowing. The most probable reason for the symptoms you have can be Chronic pharyngitis, due to many factors like sinusitis, chest infection by Tuberculosis and such problems which are chronic and not easily amenable to the half hearted medical management . The infection to the lymph nodes in the neck can give sore muscles of the neck making movements painful. The painful swallowing can be due to chronic granular pharyngitis. I would advise you the following in such a case : Detailed investigations of blood, urine. Rule out diabetes and such chronic problems. -X-ray of the chest -CT scan of the sinuses. - Endoscopy of the pharynx and upper GU Endoscopy. I hope this will help to get a diagnosis and proper treatment .