Tonsil remnant + candida?
I have a problem that started 2,5 years ago. It is diffcult to describe.
My tonsils were removed 13 years ago (Im a 42 yrs old woman), but on the right side a remnant remained. On the right side my sinus was also blocked, causing constant throat infections, nasal drip, cough, voice problems. I was operated the 2nd time for sinusitis last July and now the sinus is better (I can breath, but it is a bit swollen still, allergic probably).
So... for 2,5 years I have felt this lump in the back on my throat on the right side, it is driving my crazy. My submandibular lumph nodes are also swollen and painful when I touch my chin underneath, my right salivary gland is also slightly swollen and I experience ear fullness and small tinnitus on that side. Besides that, I have bitter taste in my mouth and the sensation that someone has poured acid in my throat... my voice is weak, I cannot sing any more. These sensations are sometimes worse, sometimes not so bad. I used to have tongue ulcers, really bad, especially on the right side, always on the same spot.
My thyroid is not completely healthy either, causing a "globus" sensation where men have their Adam´s apple - but it is a different sensation than the lump on the right side. Thyroid medication made the "globus" disappear, but now Im taking only jodine and still feel some "globus".
In short, I have visited countless ENTs who all say there is a tonsil remnant (or not even that) and that everything is FINE. But my throat is swollen and I have this lump and bitter/dry taste, especially at night.
A year ago I discovered that I have candida in my mouth and it has still not gone away... despite Diflucan (that was horrible) and Nystatin. It is better now, when I started cutting out sugar/sweets/white flour.
Has anyone experienced something similar? May Candida be the reason for my tonsil remnant infection? I use oregano/cocos oil (not regularly though) and I am on sugarfree diet (as much as I can).
I am really desperate because the lump is getting bigger and no doctor can help me. I have difficulty swallowing too.
PS I had gastroscopy and they detected no signs of serious GERD, although some acid surely comes up. I feel definitely worse when I eat late.
Last edited by janks105; 02-04-2013 at 08:47 AM.