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What causes sore throat/fluid filled pouch on collar bone when having chronic sinusitis/RA?

Hi had a bilateral fezz done last April for chronic sinusitis, have had nine antibiotics since as they can t clear infection. Now told I need another operation to try and sort out this infection. Over the last month have noticed one side of my throat is sore on swallowing and I have a fluid filled pouch on my collar bone. I suffer from rheumatoid arthritis which is active at the moment and wonder if this fluid is connected to that or to the sinus infection. Many thanks
Thu, 19 Apr 2018
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Hi,

Have you had an x-ray of that collar bone?

If it is RA flaring, you may have to take Prednisone and the swelling will subside. Also, if there is an abscess (suspected) then an ultrasound can help.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Priya Sadanandan
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What causes sore throat/fluid filled pouch on collar bone when having chronic sinusitis/RA?

Hi, Have you had an x-ray of that collar bone? If it is RA flaring, you may have to take Prednisone and the swelling will subside. Also, if there is an abscess (suspected) then an ultrasound can help. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Priya Sadanandan