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Persistent sore throat

A sore throat that persists for several weeks can be a sign of a medical condition that needs attention


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    Kawal 0 — 23.03.2018 18:47
    Hi its been 2 months b4 was feeling something in the neck with chockings and very slow swallowing of food but then after heavy antibiotic and anti allergy medicines chocking is. Fyn but now its been a week or two i have pain in my throat constantly and a feeling of a mole lyk something in the throat is still there..plz any suggestions


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      Jen Tan — 24.03.2018 07:31
      Hello Kawal O. I am afraid that I do not have any suggestions for a possible diagnosis or treatment. The symptoms you have described are very unusual and there will be many, many possible causes. The best advice I can give you at this point is for you to get this checked out by a doctor. I hope you will feel better soon.


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    Emma — 21.03.2018 19:45
    Hi, For the past two months I’ve had a sore throat on and off. A cough ( which has now gone) My ears were also blocked. Now I have the sore throat, on one side. And my right ear, and around that side of my neck don’t feel right. It still feels a little blocked at times.


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      Jen Tan — 22.03.2018 08:34
      Hello Emma. Your symptoms are consistent with a viral or bacterial infection of the upper respiratory tract. However, as you have have had the problem for two months, it will be worth you getting checked out by your doctor. The 'blocked' feeling in your right ear could be a middle ear infection or an inflamed / blocked Eustachian tube (the structure which connects your ear to the back of your throat) - something that occurs with upper respiratory tract infections.


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    Heather Wright — 21.03.2018 16:53
    Hi there, I’ve had a sore throat on n off now for 5 weeks.. always seems to be on one side and hurts to swallow etc n feels like there’s a lump in my throat.. also feel it a little in my ear canal.. the only thing different is the hat I’m using..or maybe a nasal infection as can always feel mucus going down my throat


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      Jen Tan — 22.03.2018 08:34
      Hello Heather, Yes, this could well be an infection in your middle ear, or sinuses and this could also be affecting the lymph glands at the back of your throat. Usually, these infections are caused by bacteria which means that antibiotics may be required. As much as we would like to avoid this class of medicine, antibiotics can be very useful and necessary at times. Best advice I can give you at this point is for you to see your doctor.


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