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never ending throat infection!

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
Over the past couple of years, I've had quite a few throat infections. When I first went to the docs about it, the doc took a swab, because there was a lot of white lumpy stuff at the back of my throat (disgusting I know!). Nothing obvious came up on the test results.
Every time the infection comes back, the white lumpy stuff appears, and it is SO painful! I can hardly swallow, and eating is a nightmare. When the white stuff goes, it leaves the back of my throat with tiny little hole things, my dad reckons the back of my throat looks like a bomb site!
I've had this infection twice in the last few months, and both times I was given antibiotics. When I went last time, my doc said it was possible that I had glandular fever, and that if the antibiotics didn't clear it up then that's what it could be.
Since then, it seems to have cleared up a lot, but there's still a few white bits left (!), and I just seem to have a constant cold. Since the infection went I've had a persistent snotty nose (!), but it doesn't clear with blowing, and so it's all phlegmy at the back of my throat, it's even made me wretch a few times, eurgh!
I've also just generally been feeling tired and under the weather.
If anyone has any ideas about this, please tell me, cos I'm getting really fed up. It doesn't help that I also have suspected rheumatoid arthritis, so lying down and having a nap in the middle of the day may feel like a good idea, but I wake up stiff and sore and grumpy!
Anyways, please reply and give me some help!

Katie xxx

Comments

  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Well the only thing I can think of as you have already had antibiotics would be maybe eat more fruit and veg or Vitamin tablets so your body can fight the colds and throat infections off before they become to bad. Although if you eat plenty of fruit + Veg or take vitamin suplements i cant think of anything else im affraid. Prevention is always better than a cure. :)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    If its recurrent, I'd advise going back to your doctor. Ask to see an ear, nose and throat specialist who should be able to help to rectify this problem once and for all.:)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    My sister had the same problem for years she saw a E.N.T specialist who sent her for a simple op and now she is fine.

    Try askinfg the doctor for a referal to the hospital.

    Goodluck :)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    This probably doesn't help but when I was younger I suffered from the same white lumpy throat stuff as you and I know how annoying it is.

    Take a trip back to the docs and see what he suggests.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    The doctor probably is not the best person to see, everytime i see the doctors they say my tonsils are liek golf balls!

    the E.N.T asy my tonsils are normal. they are used to this problem if you are suffering and are really fed up try and get some help. :)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    For your artheristis, take Cod Liver Oil everyday, about one table spoon will do. I know its horrible etc, but it works a miracle.

    For your throat, i'm not sure if you might have chronic tonsillitis or something but cut down on dairy foods and eat more fruits.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by strawberrychild
    For your artheristis, take Cod Liver Oil everyday, about one table spoon will do. I know its horrible etc, but it works a miracle.

    For your throat, i'm not sure if you might have chronic tonsillitis or something but cut down on dairy foods and eat more fruits.

    Eurrrrgh That stuff is disgusting!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Thanks for all the replies guys....I need to see the doctor to get more anti-inflammatories anyway, so I'll start off there and ask about what is going on, and see what happens!
    As for the cod liver oil, I'm already taking it, but in a capsule form, which is tasteless! Not like the horror stories I've heard about the liquid!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    hey, it just gets better by the day! the infection now seems to be spreading...the other week I started to get what I thought was an ulcer at the back of my tongue, but then it got worse and worse, to the point where I could only eat cold soup. When I looked at it, it was just like the stuff at the back of my throat. It's gone now after about a week, but what the hell is it?! :eek2:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Go back to your doctor and if you aren't happy with their response, ask for a second opinion.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by *DEVIL*


    Eurrrrgh That stuff is disgusting!

    You get used to it.
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