Discussions By Condition: Ears, Nose, Mouth & Throat conditions


  • Posted By: MissMelissa
  • April 20, 2007
  • 04:05 AM

I've been having a lot of problems with my throat that have not amounted to anything. Not strep...that has been proven. I recently went to the ENT who used a scope down my nose and the only thing that he really saw was that my voicebox was mildly swollen. This is attributed to reflux and/or allergies. I'm going for complete allergy testing and a neck CT and possibly a swallow study. I'm currently being treated for reflux with 40mg of nexium daily (just started) and allergies with allegra and flonase, neither of which have acutally helped me. Thyroid stuff has come back ok.

When I get sick I get VERY sick. Its happening more frequently. I've had throat problems 5-6 times since December. Its driving me CRAZY!

Likely causes: Reflux (Not officially diagnosed-Just being treated for), Allergies (I'm thinking specifically mold since my bedroom is in a basement and I live in an 80 year old building at my school),.

Options: Continue treatment for reflux and allergies (and undergo the testing to figure this out). If nothing is found I can opt for an elective tonsillectomy (even though my tonsils are not enlarged) and hope that it helps.

Has anyone had a tonsillectomy under similar circumstances or without enlargement?

Any help would be AMAZING!


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  • Have you had an HIV test? One of the first warning signs of the disease is often frequent, recurring infections of the mouth.
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  • Gosh that's a scary thought.Fortunately I don't think its possible. I'm not having infections, just pain. The chances of me contracting HIV would be very slim as I do not take part in risky behaviors.
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