I havr an appt set up for 6/4 with an ENT i have seen before. I am getting worries to my symptoms and was wondering if you could help. Almost a month ago I camr down with a viral paryngitis. Went to the dr day one of a fever and horrible sore throat. In a 10 day period I went through every issue between cold symtpoms to ear achea and laryngitis. I felt better, but I have atill been having a sporadic cough. It feels like i am constantly swallowing things down my throat, and then my body coughing to tey to expell it. It is really annoying. Lately as well I have been having issues where one to tonsil will feel swollen an hurt, and it alternates and looks red. I dont havr any symptoms of a cold, and am not stuffy or runny. I dont have any known allergies. Can one have chronic pnd, reaulting in a cough, and tonsil discomfort?View Thread
The immediate care dr previously prescribed Biaxin, but I neglected to share thay i have a heart arrythmia. When i read the reviews on it, I went back to request a new one.
I do have a follow-up question. During the day, since yesterday, I feel good. No cold symptoma other than an occasional deep cough. I feel like my body is trying to expell mucous. Every night it seems when i lay down, last night as well, that saliva or post nasal drip, will collect in the back of my throat, and it causes a gagging reflex, and creates a coughing attack, making it a struggle to fall asleep. Is it possible for me to have a drip, only at night like this?View Thread
Thank you:) they prescribed clindaymcin. I do feel better each day, is it ok for me to wait it out a few more days? Is it possible for a dr to run further tests or bloodwork, to confirm its bacteria (prior to the course of antibiotics?)View Thread
Hello!! I am seeking your advice to confirm what I have been told from here and there...I value your knowledge and experience, and from past posts to you!! Last Monday, 9 days ago, I came down with a horrible sore throat and a fever. I went to a new dr and he looked at my throat and felt my neck and said it was viral parynghtis (spelling?) told me to control with motrin but it has to run it's course. I went from the sore throat, to still running a fever off and on, to ear aches, loosing my voice (slowly coming back from last Wed), and as of Sunday I felt feverish (99. so I went to the imm care. Thurs of last week until Sun am I was having a deep cough producing green phlegm. The imm care did a strep test and it was negative, said I sounded fine, and ears were fine. THey labeled it as tonsilitis, I asked if I had that, they said well, no...but because your still not bettter, and feeling feverish again, it's probably bacterial and gave me an antibiotic. I was not jumping to take them, since I had taken antibiotics 5x before in the last 18 months, and didn't want to further compromise my immune system...so I took motirn. I have not felt feverish since Sunday, but I still have a lingering cough, a post nasal drip during the day sporatically, and especially difficult at night, I feel like it's chocking me. I do have some difficulty swallowing on the right side of my throat, but I figured that was from this constant coughing and the PND (which I have never had before)
I am worried as this is the longest I have ever been sick. Is it possible that a viral infection could last 9 + days? Is there a period in which I should see the dr yet again if it's not completely resolved? Any adv to help with the PND? My sister thinks I should see the dr again, but I am fearful of them saying the same thing and giving me meds that I don't know will help if it is viral.
Thank you so much!1 You are the best! My SIl said it seems like a bad cold, started Saturday, got really bad Sunday and she went to the Dr Mon. Dr isnt sure if it is croup or a bad cold, no fever. She seems to be getting better, just irritable. So assuming my family now is carrying this cold bug, would they start to show signs of it 4 days later? so that way atleast I know who is sick or not! View Thread
You were so helpful to ease my fears, I am hoping you can once again:) I am planning a trip with my family this weekend to an amusement park, in another state. So we will be away for the weekend with our now 8 week old daughter. We have kept our son pretty healthy around her. My sister and her family are coming as well. Her kids are teens. Her and her family were around my niece yesterday who is one and sick. My sis mentioned that she has the barking cough like croup. Now I'm worried they can be carrying a virus and give it to my daughter. It will be going on 4 days from when they were exposed to seeing my infant. Would they be symptamatic by this point? Could they pass the germ to her with holding her etc if not showing symptoms as of yet? I am scared of my daughter contracting croup, I remember my son getting it at 2 and he was miserable!!
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Yes, I do feel a lot better!! I said everything online suggests cancer, he laughed and said you do not have cancer, if you want to come back in a few months for me to look at it again to make you feel better, I will. I thought that was nice, but trust that this is all it is and nothing to be concerned about. I did feel a ton better when you let me know what you thought it could be, thank you for all your time!!
As for the tonsils, no, they really don't bother me. I don't normally get sick often or sore throats. I was sick only 1x during my whole pregnancy, when women tend to get sick more often. I am very thankful for that!! I am nervous to jump into a surgery for the stones, but he said with age they will get worse and cause hallitosis, would you agree? What else could it cause? I picked up Cipicol mouthwash that I started to use.View Thread
You were correct, he at first didnt see it, needed a light. He said it was lymphatic tissue that is not cancer, that will most likely not go away. He said i had many stones, so he recommended possibly removing my tonsils, would you at 32?View Thread