It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Colds & Flu Message Board

  • Persistent Sore Throat

  • Post New Thread   Closed Thread
    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Old 03-26-2005, 09:26 AM   #1
    Junior Member
    AnnaK's Avatar
    Join Date: Mar 2005
    Posts: 13
    AnnaK HB User
    Persistent Sore Throat

    I have this persistent sore throat that keeps coming back. Back in Oct I got a light cold with a pretty bad sore throat. I've had mono twice in the past when I was very young and generally have problems with my throat at least once a year--I can't remember too much about my "mono" period. My tonsils tend to get very swollen and they're pretty big, normally. This was swollen tonsils each with one white spot on them. The one white spot cleared up after a few days. The other one lingered for a little over two months. I didn't see a doctor because it wasn't really bad, and I couldn't afford it anyway. When flu season hit, I got a little sniffle, nothing too bad, but my tonsils started to hurt again, but no spots. They cleared up pretty fast that time. But then, about a week ago, I developed an inner ear infection. I took care of it myself, but, again, my tonsils started to hurt. No spots, again, but they hadn't really return to their normal size from last time. I have some redness and scratchy/light soreness. Also, the veins seem very red. It feels a little cottony back in my throat and nose, but nothing I can't live with. What I'm wondering is if it's possible to have chronic mono, or to have strep on and off over several months, especially if you're not taking antibiotics or any kind of medication. I'm in really good health overall, although I have been under stress for the past 6 months. I also noticed that my anxiety level seems to trigger soreness in my throat, for some reason. I'm getting so frustrated with my throat acting up periodically. I'm wondering if I shouldn't get them extracted. I know I should probably see a doctor about a culture, but does this sound like strep, mono or something else?

    Thanks in advance for any info!


    Last edited by AnnaK; 03-26-2005 at 09:36 AM.

    Sponsors Lightbulb
    Old 03-29-2005, 11:52 AM   #2
    lakelog's Avatar
    Join Date: May 2001
    Location: SC
    Posts: 84
    lakelog HB User
    Re: Persistent Sore Throat

    The cottony feeling in the throat is most always strept. I would definately have a culture run. You can have strep and it not hurt that bad but it can cause more serious problems if undetected.

    Closed Thread

    Related Topics
    Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
    persistent sore throat/sinuses alex1987 Sinus Problems 0 01-06-2009 07:09 AM
    persistent sore throat :( alex1987 Ear, Nose & Throat 1 12-04-2008 08:49 AM
    Persistent Sore throat heathcliff Ear, Nose & Throat 1 11-08-2006 01:05 AM
    Can persistent red, sore throat be allergies? casper35 Allergies 2 11-01-2006 05:37 PM
    Does anyone with Acid reflux have persistent sore throat? casper35 Acid Reflux / GERD 4 10-27-2006 08:47 AM
    persistent earache mickeyz Cancer 0 02-20-2006 11:07 AM
    Persistent Bad Breath/Taste in mouth, etc. AlwaysAnxious General Health 11 09-22-2005 06:31 AM
    persistent cough and plugged ears !! mchad21 Allergies 0 04-28-2001 12:28 PM

    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Search this Thread:

    Advanced Search

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is Off
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are Off
    Pingbacks are Off
    Refbacks are Off

    Sign Up Today!

    Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

    I want my free account

    All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:08 AM.

    © 2020 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved.
    Do not copy or redistribute in any form!