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What causes throat infection?

Hello, I have been suffering from many throat infections everytime I go to the dorctors they have told me that I have a viral infection at one point I had tonsilitous which was very severe I ve been taking lots of vitamins and paracetamol as well as ibruprofen! And I was ok for a while and now I m suffering from a really painful chesty cough and I have small lumps at the back of my throat one of my tonsils is englarged but the others ok, Ive had this cough for about 4 weeks now and I keep recieving green mucas, I was just wondering whether you may know what this is? thank you
Thu, 30 Jul 2020
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Hi,

Noted your history of recurring throat infections, sinusitis, chesty cough with green mucus coming out, consulted Doctors and got treatment.
Your history well suggestive of an active infection affecting the whole respiratory system and recurrence indicates a chronic nature or insufficient diagnosis and treatment.
Hence I would advise you the following:
Consult your Doctor and insist on complete investigations as follows:
Detailed blood tests.
X-ray chest and CT scan if something is found.Tests of the phlegm for gram staining, AFB staining for tuberculosis, culture and sensitivity.
Throat swab and same procedure as just explained.
Any other special tests as would advise on consultation of an ENT Surgeon and a Pulmonologist after referral by your Doctor.
Further management as per the cause found.
Complete the full course.
Well balanced diet.
Plenty of oral fluids.
Get Vitamin D and A done and get replacement if the count is low.
Povidone iodine gargles.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. T. Chandrakant, ENT & General Surgeon
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What causes throat infection?

Hi, Noted your history of recurring throat infections, sinusitis, chesty cough with green mucus coming out, consulted Doctors and got treatment. Your history well suggestive of an active infection affecting the whole respiratory system and recurrence indicates a chronic nature or insufficient diagnosis and treatment. Hence I would advise you the following: Consult your Doctor and insist on complete investigations as follows: Detailed blood tests. X-ray chest and CT scan if something is found.Tests of the phlegm for gram staining, AFB staining for tuberculosis, culture and sensitivity. Throat swab and same procedure as just explained. Any other special tests as would advise on consultation of an ENT Surgeon and a Pulmonologist after referral by your Doctor. Further management as per the cause found. Complete the full course. Well balanced diet. Plenty of oral fluids. Get Vitamin D and A done and get replacement if the count is low. Povidone iodine gargles. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. T. Chandrakant, ENT & General Surgeon