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I had my tonsils removed in 2009. after throat infections all

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I had my tonsils removed in 2009. after throat infections all my life. I am not 24 years old. after the were removed I lived a very happy 2 years before the infections came back. i now get sore throats and a feel like i have a very low fever all the time. this controls my life and is making me miserable, i have had numerous tests etc. all clear. blood tests, swabs, iv also seen an nhs specialists that says there is nothing wrong. I also get whitish spots that almost look yellow on the top of my mouth and in my throat. The last time i saw the specialists they told me there was nothing wrong and to gargle salt water every morning and night. this did not make much of a difference. Im at wits end with this and need help.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.

Dr. Phil, MD :

Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.

Customer:

hello

Dr. Phil, MD :

Hi I'm Dr. Phil

Dr. Phil, MD :

Can I ask your first name?

Customer:

yes its matthew

Dr. Phil, MD :

Hi Matthew

Dr. Phil, MD :

Nice to meet you

Customer:

you to

Dr. Phil, MD :

Have you been treated for allergies/acid reflux?

Customer:

no not that i no of

Dr. Phil, MD :

This is a common cause of this

Customer:

it all started when i started partying hard, i was ok for a good 2 years after the oporation to remove the tonsuls

Dr. Phil, MD :

do you smoke?

Customer:

i used to, i stoped

Customer:

5 years ago

Dr. Phil, MD :

okay good

Customer:

iv also stopped drinking as this seems to triger it

Dr. Phil, MD :

ok

Dr. Phil, MD :

any acid?

Customer:

not that i can really feel

Customer:

i get the start of illness as in sore throat after sleep

Customer:

ie it starts first thing in the morning

Dr. Phil, MD :

bingo

Dr. Phil, MD :

you lay down all night and the acid comes up into the throat

Customer:

then depending may last a couple of days

Dr. Phil, MD :

this is classic acid reflux

Dr. Phil, MD :

I recommend you get on omeprazole 20 mg daily

Customer:

why would i get white spots?

Dr. Phil, MD :

from irritation

Customer:

so would the fever cme from that?

Customer:

come

Dr. Phil, MD :

yes

Dr. Phil, MD :

it causes inflammation

Customer:

ok so why would the specialists not spot this ?

Dr. Phil, MD :

I have no idea.

Dr. Phil, MD :

It's hard to diagnose and you have to take a good history

Dr. Phil, MD :

many doctors don't take a good history

Customer:

ok so where do i get the mediacation from?

Dr. Phil, MD :

it's over the counter

Customer:

ok so yu dont think its a viral thing that i wont be able to get rid of!

Dr. Phil, MD :

no, I don't.

Dr. Phil, MD :

not at all

Customer:

ok well ill try anything as this is ruining my life!

Customer:

its strange because i dot get really ill, i just feel background ill

Customer:

and a sore throat

Dr. Phil, MD :

try the med

Dr. Phil, MD :

it will help

Customer:

ok how llong do i take this for?

Customer:

would this explain why i get what looks like puss in my throat

Customer:

?

Dr. Phil, MD :

you might need it forever

Dr. Phil, MD :

pour some acid down your throat an see if you get pus, white spots

Dr. Phil, MD :

its acid!

Customer:

k!

Customer:

ok!

Customer:

so i can by this without a proscription?

Dr. Phil, MD :

yes

Customer:

ok, i will give it a go

Customer:

thankyou for your help

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