Ask Dr. Jen Tan

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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    susan — 22.09.2017 14:42


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    Dritan — 20.09.2017 23:09
    Hi doctor, sorry I forgot to ask you, can fungus irritate the throat? My tounge has been white since ages!


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    Dritan — 20.09.2017 22:53
    Hi there, I have sore throat for years now! My tonsils are all the time red and they can get the infection very easy! I'm very worry cos it seems the the doctors they don't really look it properly! Just recently the doctor has referred me to a specialist to check my tongue due to some white patches! Please give me andvise!


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      Jen Tan — 21.09.2017 10:01
      Hello. I am sorry to hear of your problem. It will be good to see what the specialist says but these white patches could indeed be a fungal infection called candida. If the diagnosis is confirmed, it is likely that anti-fungals will be used. If what your doctor suggests does not suit you, there will be more natural anti-fungal preparations such as concentrated fermented whey that you can use.


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