Looking for treatments for granular pharyngitis - my docs seem to think I should just live with it.
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: Yes, multiple. Not taking anything orally but doing saline rinse 3 x day, Nefrin (sp?) 1x day (did Afrin 1x day for 5 days), and then bacitricin (sp?) after the saline rinse. It's been 2 years.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Winter 2014 had enlarged right tonsil
and staph/strep infection. CT of sinus showed nothing. Augmentin (3 rounds) didn't help. Constant draining in throat. Tonsillectomy August 2015. Left side perfect, lots of granulation on right side. That doc said "don't know - see ya" even though I had bright gold discharge from throat. Went to another one - had diptheroid colonies in sinuses - gave me Levofloxin for 21 days - helped, but still have chronic discomfort and thick mucous from granular area.
JA: How long have you been dealing with this? Are you having any breathing problems?
Customer: 2 years. No breathing problems. Discomfort and gunk. Recent culture was negative after diptheroid treated with antibiotics, but it doesn't take care of the discomfort and thick mucous (it doesn't burn as much, but still doesn't feel good).