Please Please help me. Two weeks ago I went into to see my doctor due to severe pain in my throat and they diagnosed me with thrush however I have finished my 2 week course of diflucan and I woke up today with total laryngitis and pain in my throat and a nagging cough. Could I have tonsillitis any advice... I am going to follow with doctor but I really curious about what others think... THANK YOU ALL!!!
I suspect you have reintroduced the fungal infection into your throat and need to disinfect and start another course of diflucan. But of course, without a proper evaluation there is now way to know what the culprit is. Get yourself to the doctor asap and remember thrush is very contagious. Anything that touches your mouth can be infected.
I've always had severe issues with yeast. I was diagnosed with Mono last week. Your question stuck out to me because of your sore throat and swollen lymph nodes. They can be related. Ikbow I had the worst sore throat I've ever had. My throat looks and feels raw. I hope this helps give you.
You could have picked up a bacterial infection, which won't respond to an antibiotic anyway. I'm surprised your dr didn't do a blood count to check for which kind of infection you might have. Sometimes varying between tylenol and ibuprofen will work better on a fever than just using one or the other. Mono is a possibility, your dr can check for it by running a specific blood test. I have allergies which will cause me to run a fever, have a really sore throat and lose my voice ( my kids think that part is hilarious), but there's not an infection. I'd get some blood work done also. If you have a bacterial infection, there's no point in continuing with an antibiotic that won't help anyway. Feel better soon and let us know your outcome!
mouth thrush and vaginal yeast are the same thing. Air Force specialists told me it migrates through your body. Yeast wants bread and sugar to feed it. Also yogurt helps create the right balance in your intestinal tract to fight thrush. Take your medicine- brush your teeth about 4 times a day. They had me sterilize my tooth brush in salt water-brush under your tongue, sides of your checks, and as far back into your throat as you can. Thrush caused polyps to hang down from my tongue- really weird looking and got the attention of a lot of doctors. Wear loose cotton underwear and loose pants to help the problem down stairs. I realized that anytime I got hungry for bread and sugary foods-I soon had another breakout. It didn't help my IBS either. Diet, yogurt, I also went into gargling with salt water or listerine.
Salt water helps to alleviate the pain of both bacteria and virus, while it can help with the virus-only an antibiotic can kill strep or whatever. Also-salt has antiseptic qualities, and was used for centuries to treat wounds and stuff. Good luck-get to the doctor
Let us know if this is strep. My daughter gets this quite a bit, same fever, killer sore throat. Her docs say it is viral and becoming very common. She does salt water gargles. They feel it harbors in the sinus. She got her tonsils out a year and a half ago. A tough operation for young adults, but no more strep. That's why I am curious what you might have.
fYI: My doc says fevers over 101 are serious in adults if you have other health issues. Going to be bacterial.
Thrush is a side effect of prednisone for me. Generally starts up if I had had an infection. I eat yogurt daily. Rarely see it anymore.
JennyLynn, in one of your comments you did say you have chrontic rhinitis. I have severe alleriges, & this year in paricular the allergy problems are bad for eveyone with the early Spring etc... I heard that the pollen counts are 49% higher than ever on record. This is causing many people to have the same problems you are describing. I lose my voice, have chrontic swollens glands, & post nasal drip at night. It all sounds like this could be the problem. Unfortunately, until the weather changes some, there is not a lot to do about it. If you are negative for the strep & thrush, you must consider this to be part of your problem. It doesn't always present as a running nose, or itchy eyes either. I used to work for an allergy doctor & have seen it all.Have you tried an antihistamine at all? I use Astelin a non-steroidal nasal spray & it works great for me. Just my thoughts...
Jenny, this does not have a quick fix. The sinus thing is true. I am not implying a sinus infection. The sinus harbor all kinds of things. For example, I have rhinitis. This is a sensitivity to the number of particles in the air. Pollen, smoke, dust, scents, perfumes. The thrush and apparent though intermittent sinus infections started to jeopardize my health. The ENT was trained in India. He says they always use the neti pot. Anyhow, he did a puncture procedure into my lower sinus and flushed out the gunk. Yep, I sat on a chair and he punched a hole through my upper gums into both of the sinus. Then stuck a tube in and flushed out the stuff. They cultured this and found, numerous types of bacteria, yeast, and aspergillosis, a fungus. This last one is deadly if it gets out of control. At the time I had no symptoms and the X-ray showed only a small amount of fluid that my regular doc said was old stuff clearing up. The ENT says this is the source of flareups.
There is no magic fix to this. I am sorry that you think we are not helpful. Not being insensitive, just being informative. We report what we know, experience, learned, and so forth. I wish to help you and encourage you to understand the process. Not all things are curable. Not all things go away. Many things are manageable. If you can, please see an ENT doctor. Wishing you wellness and a solution to this. Karen
I hope you have seen a doctor by now. Just a thought on what it could be. You were on diffucan which is good for yeast infections, but does nothing for viral or bacterial. Once they cleared up the yeast you may have had an underlying bacterial infection which they need to tx with antibiotics. Any type of infection be in yeast, viral or a past bacterial infection puts you at risk for developing another one... and it doesn't have to be a streph. Your doctor has probably seen a bunch of infections in their office and will be pretty good at diagnosising whatever is going around in your area. I would at least ask for another run of antibiotics since you are running a fever and have inflammation and have had it for awhile... not all antibiotics are created equal. What has worked in the past may not work well for your current bug. Good Luck.
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