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What is the treatment for chronic sore throat ?

I m a 64yr old female, take no meds for any conditions,slender (109 lbs 5 1 )and health conscious, but for 3 months have had a sore red & irritated throat and with accompanying redness with a few white spots on my upper inside gums . Doctors don t know what it is. I don t have health insurance till Nov. (become 65=medicare) and can t afford a lot of tests. I have done a lot of research and believe it is thrush because I have toenail fungas problems and psorisis on my elbows my whole life, and dandruff , and my eyebrows disappeared a few years ago and on my temples my hair is receding. When I did menstrate I had PMS and cramps. I believe these are some symptoms of candida overgrowth. I don t have intestional symptoms. I have regular good bms and eat a lot of fresh veggies and good proteins . For 1 week now I have had no refined sugars, or fruit juice or starches. I m looking into anti-fungal herbs, garlic and sauerkraut for help because I realize many medicines will make it worse. Could it also be Gardenella?? Don t know what this is. Currently my Doctor gave me 2 (150mg) tablets of Fluconazole (one I took 4 days ago and 1 tomorrowI take the other). So far have not seen improvement. Please advise and thanks.
Fri, 5 Aug 2011
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Hi,Dianan,
Thanks for query.
It seems that you might have thrush,a fungal infection.
apply gention violet locally.
Keep oral hygiene proper.
Take B.complex and lactobacillus teb.
if infection is there go for antibiotic.
Rule out diabetes.
Ok and bye.
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What is the treatment for chronic sore throat ?

Hi,Dianan, Thanks for query. It seems that you might have thrush,a fungal infection. apply gention violet locally. Keep oral hygiene proper. Take B.complex and lactobacillus teb. if infection is there go for antibiotic. Rule out diabetes. Ok and bye.