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Old 10-14-2012, 04:58 AM   #1
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Three throat infections since July

Hi,

In about mid July, I had a bad flu with a throat infection. I went to the doctor and he told me it was a virus. It got worse overnight so I went back to see a different doctor the next day and she gave me antibiotics. I took the whole course but it took a couple of weeks to feel better. Then towards the end of August I went to the doctor with sore ears and an itchy throat. She told me I had fluid behind my ear drums and a viral throat infection and that antibiotics wouldn't help. It took about 3 weeks for this infection to clear up completely.

Then on Wednesday, I started getting a sore throat. By Thursday it was worse so I went to the doctor and again, he told me it was viral and antibiotics wouldn't help. It got much worse overnight (I could hardly swallow) so I went back to a different doctor the next day and she told me I needed antibiotics.

Should I be worried about having 3 throat infections in 4 months? Do I need to see an ENT specialist?

 
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Re: Three throat infections since July

Absolutely. Something's going on, and you should get it checked out further. Did your doctor do throat swabs?

Since you are taking the antibiotics and at this point it's been a lot in a short period of time, I'd suggest you take a really good quality probiotic.

I take RenewLife Ultra Flora Critical Care. You need to keep your gut flora in good balance...c.difficile is one problem that can arise because of imbalance.

You should have allergy testing as well...the ENT will probably do that.

Do you have any other health issues?

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