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13 Mar 2003

continuous throat infection
ive been batteling to overcome a type of throat infection. it is not painful or even uncomfortable. from what i can see my saliva glands are swollen at the back of my cheeks. a type of white/yellow waxy type discharge in the form of little balls is excreted constantly. it is very foul smelling. i have been to two doctors who have prescribed anti-biotics and mouthwash. it seems to help a bit but it never completely cures me. after the anti-biotics it flares up just as it was before. i have been batteling with this for about 6 months. if anyone knows what it is or has had something similar please advise me. ofcourse your advise would be wonderful too! thanks.
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CyberDoc
CyberDoc

01 Jan 0001

Lara, it’s difficult to say for sure what the problem is without examining you first, but it sounds like a bacterial infection from this side of the screen. If it is, antibiotics are the appropriate treatment and maybe all that’s the matter is that you didn’t take it for a long enough time. Maybe the best would be to see and ENT specialist and have it sorted out. Good luck.
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