Dr. Mehak Agarwal
MBBS., DLO., DNB., FELLOWSHIP IN DIABETES
Diabetology, Otolaryngology (E.N.T
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I looked into the pictures you have sent (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You have taken the trouble and sent those, I appreciate it.
Though I cannot have a complete look of the oropharyngeal area despite you depressing the tongue, with what I can see, I feel it is not a bacterial infection. A bacterial infection is accompanied by thick yellow discharge, severe pain, severe inflammation, and redness of the pharyngeal area. Sometimes, the throat region shows plenty of granular congested spots.
- A viral infection, on the other hand, produces less viscous mucous and is self-limiting. Viral infections do not require antibiotics. However, some of them require antiviral medicines.
- In your case, I can see big tonsils. Tonsillar enlargement, throat pain, and fever point to acute tonsillitis. If such infections and pains bother you many times a year, we can safely remove the tonsils, and this will not cause any side effect. Tonsils have a protective role only in childhood. Tonsils can be a cause for an ear infection, snoring, mouth breathing, dry mouth, bad smell from mouth, and chest infections.
- Right now, in addition to the Augmentin antibiotic, I suggest you take Chymoral forte. This is an anti-inflammatory medicine, which reduces the edema and swelling in the region helping in faster healing. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and start taking the medicine after their consent.
- Gargling with diluted Betadine mouthwash will be helpful after each meal to remove any offending agent or pus from the pharyngeal area. Meanwhile, you are advised to rest at home and avoid pollution and the sun.
If you are not better with these medicines in two days, I would suggest you get the following tests done:
LFT (liver function test) & KFT (kidney function test)
- Throat swab for culture and sensitivity.
- Complete blood count inclusive of ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate), TLC (total leucocyte count), and DLC (differential leucocyte count).
- Serum IgE (Immunoglobulin E).
- CRP (C-reactive protein).
Do revert if you have any more questions. I will be happy to help you.
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