INFECTION IN THROAT

Hello Doctor, I'll tell you a bit of history of my mother's. She has had very little sugar or blood pressure problems since she is very careful with her diet. She's also a vegetarian out of choice. Around 3 to 4 weeks ago, my mother had some severe congestion which got worse to one point where the phlegm blocked her windpipe and she couldn't breathe for a full minute. But that went away as she took her medicine But since a week now, she's developed an infection in her throat ( according to the ENT) and she cannot eat spicy food or sour foods. She's been taking painkiller injections at Darul Sehat Hospital but she says now she can hardly eat anything since it irritates her throat. Everything else is normal with her, no voice cracking or fever or anything. It's just an infection. What to do?

dr-kashif-niazi-ent-surgeon-karachi

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hello! well i need answers of few queries.
1) is this the first time?
2) does she feel like clearing throat repeatedly?
3) any history of acidity, post nasal drip, cough?
4) hows her dental hygeine?
5) whats her profession?
6) exposure to smoke?
in the mean while start of with honey in luke warm water, plenty of fluids, good anti-allergic, throat spray and painkiller

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1. Yes, her first time since almost a decade.
2. No. since there's no phlegm.
3. She has had a lot of acidity problems from time to time but now her diet is limited to very mild or tasteless food like milk, bread, wheat biscuits, roti and some salted cooked vegetables like loki touri etc.
4. Her dental hygeine is good. She has regular checkups.
5. She's a housewife.
6. Never smoked. My father smokes but away from the house, so no exposure whatsoever.

1 year ago

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Sorry, correction: She's had it 3 to 4 times before. So this is not her first time

1 year ago

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And for the coughs, I already mentioned that she had a cough which healed but almost a week later, this infection developed.

1 year ago

Dr. Kashif Niazi
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She might need a week to a month of treatment.
1. anti-allergic like fexofenadine
2. lozenges like strepsils, halls, vicks, fisherman's
3. drugs for acidity like omeprazole
4. throat spray
5. plenty of fluids with frequent sips
6. honey in luke warm water
7. if no fever then no antibiotics
8. may require a 3 day dose of steroids (after consultation)
9. go for coffee, tea or quawa (joshanda) luke warm
10. i forgot, a painkiller as per required basis

1 year ago

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The doctor she went to has diagnosed that tonsils ki base pe redness ho gai hai. Her ear has pained a lot. The doctor diagnosed that her ear bled a little.
She confirms that she has been having this issue since 1st June.

1 year ago

dr-majid-dastgir-ent-surgeon-tarbela

MBBS, FCPS, FACS (USA) | Tarbela

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Aoa
It its infection then it must b accompanied with fever. For infec dr shud add antibiotic to ur mother. Cant say anything without examination of throat.

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Continue what dr niazi told you.