yes, ENT doctors can scope you into your nose and down your throat and see if you have a fungal or thrush or yeast infection in the back of your throat. if there is one, these are easily treated with an antifungal
pill like diflucan or a swish and swallow antifungal like nystatin
but if the ENT doctor looks down your throat and doesn't see a fungal infection, then the throat symptoms could very well be caused by the elongated styloid process and eagle's syndrome irritating your throat making you feel like you have a throat infection where there isn't one there.
I'm glad you are seeing an ENT surgeon at Georgetown.
I hope you get some resolution to your throat symptoms and if you have surgery for your eagle's syndrome, I hope it works out well.
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