Why the constant sore throat and clear and white mucus?

I’ve now have had a sore throat (a swollen tonsil on left side) and non stop white and clear mucus i have to constantly be spitting out cause if not its even worse this has been going over 4 months the sore throat on somedays worse than others is very uncomfortable if anybody has gone through this or has any idea what might be going on i would appreciate your input cause I’m really going out of my mind.

User Asked on September 2, 2016 in Ear Nose and Throat.
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You need to see an otolarygnologist (ENT specialist) as your chronic tonsillitis could be due to a number of causes, and possibly associated with underlying causes as post nasal drip or even acid reflux. Post nasal drip is likely if you are experiencing a constant irritation or ‘tickle’ of the throat that causes coughing, with nasal congestion and so on. Acid reflux is very common in patients who experience a sore throat particularly in the morning which subsides during the course of the day only to recur again the next morning. However, the lack of other symptoms like the typical heartburn sensation can sometimes not highlight as a possible cause. Mucus is also common in chronic reflux (GERD). Prolonged inflammation causes a suppurative tonsillitis with large amounts of mucus. The tonsillar tissue eventually erodes and can contribute to a number of symptoms and lead to other complications. It is therefore advisable that you speak to your family doctor and follow up with an otolaryngologist as soon as possible.

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Post for Xochit1625:

I have been to the ent they did culture swab said it was normal and a endoscopy he said it was cause i have a deviated septum and it was post nasal drip but i dont feel it tickle or get a cough so he gave me a shot and some meds ive already gone through 2 rounds of medicine first one was ampicilin from the regular dr. that i went to first before the ent then ent gave me a shot and sent me home with omnicef the shot helped and made the wsollen go down almost imediatly but only lasted 1 day before i started feeling it again i kinda feel hopeless im so tired of it feel like im never going to get i feel so discouraged that i start crying like a baby wich it probably doesnt help since that gives me more mucus i got to go back to the docs in two weeks see what happens but thanks for the advide i looked up suppurative tonsillitis like you said i do have the ropy mucus but not any of the other symptoms i will bring it up when i go to the dr.

Thank you

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You are welcome. What you are describing is most likely an acute aggravation with an infection. This was treated so the symptoms eased but since you have a deviated septum the condition will never resolve entirely without surgery. Remember that many factors may be contributing to the condition and is not always so clear cut as the information one reads on the internet. This is particularly true with chronic cases. The same goes for symptoms, so the appearance, absence or difference from the typical description does not necessarily confirm or exclude a condition. Let your doctor decide after the appropriate investigations are done. Good luck!!!

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Post for Xochit1625:

I was wondering what if I just ask for my tonsils out. Once in for all I would feel so much better I’ve been reading up on tonsils cysts and benign tumors and bad ones too. Every day I wake up and go to sleep thinking I have something really wrong with me and its really wearing on me I just want them out.

Hmmmm????

well if you read this I get my tonsils out and fix my deviated septum on friday hope everything gos well I got monday and tuesday off the following week off of work hopefully that will be enough im worried not of the actual surgery but of how much its gonna hurt afterwards hope that solves my problem.

ok bye.

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Post for Barcley:

I am just curious if you use any kind of medication. I have the exact same problems but mine is caused by the meds im on and the way I take them. Ive been dealing with this for a yr and the drs dont really seem to care because they know the reason. Im scared too because my throat is hurting so bad that i dont eat much. Im a man that wieghs 120lbs at 5’10”. Im actually dieing and cant find help.

Response from X0chit1625:

Hi Barcley, about my throat problem i actually had a tonsilectomy and septoplasty about a month and a half ago i feel fully recovered now. But istillhavediscomfert on the left side the side of my throat that hurt before and still have mucus not compared to before i feel way better. But the answer to your question no i dont take any medication although i feel maybe its the aftermath of a meth addiction i had for about ten yrs cause its kinda similar to all the mucus it give that constant feeling of gunk inyour throat but ive been clean for a yr already iu dont know what the cuase could be but thats the only thing i can think of that ive taken besides medication its the only real unhealthy thing ive done and maybe it was hust a consequence. well what ecer is wrong with you i hope you find answers and get better its awfle tobe sick not only does it take a toll and your body but mentally cus its so scary i know when i was going through it i used to wake up and go to sleep stressing about it and being scared.Waht have the doctors told you?

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