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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

Echinacea is a traditional herb known to aid the body in its fight against the symptoms of cold and flu. Supplements like Echinaforce help increase the body’s resistance to infection by strengthening the immune system, allowing the body to fight the misery of colds and flu.


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    Craig — 11.11.2017 20:28
    Hi. God bless you and thanks for replying to my previous message. Just to let you no that I have now been taking my lansoprazole for 4 weeks and the mucus in my throat is still there. As it has been for the last 4months. Also these last couple of weeks iv had an horrendous taste in my mouth as well. I did use to have a lot of stomach ulcers 15 years ago as well. And early this year I had a massive stressful period in my life. Iv told you iv had a nasoloscopy and iv been told iv a throat infection with mucus sat on a ledge. I'm so worried.


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    Craig — 10.11.2017 21:43
    Hi. Iv ad mucus in my throat for 14weeks. Had a course of antibiotics, also a nasal spray for 4weeks. Just had a nasoloscopy at the ent department. The specialist has put me on 60mg lansoprazole for 4weeks. He says iv an infection in my throat with mucus stuck on a ledge. Any1 any ideas. Im so scared


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      Jen Tan — 11.11.2017 16:04
      Hello Craig. Being unwell can be stressful and worrying. However, you are seeing a specialist who I am sure will take good care of you. Furthermore, there is nothing in the symptoms you have described which concerns me, especially as you the ENT people have examined your nasopharyngeal area. I would suggest that you allow the medication time to do its job and if you feel that we can be of further help to you, please don't hesitate to get back in touch.


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      Craig — 11.11.2017 17:02
      Thankyou so much for the reply. The reason im worried is i had really bad ulcers 15 years ago and this june i got myself that stressed out that iv been thinking its guna be bad news. The specialist is saying i will prob need a barium swallow and an endoscopy.


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    Joey — 01.10.2017 01:47


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