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I have severe throat pain, enlarge tonsils and sinusitis,

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I have severe throat pain, enlarge tonsils and sinusitis, plus sleep apnea. 2 days ago I feel like having shortness of breath, especially in the night hours. Is Augmentin a good choice. Do have to take any sprays to treat my shortness of breath ?
JA: How long have you had the symptoms? Do you have a fever?
Customer: no fever, but throat pain since 3 days, shortness of breath for 2 days.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Diabetic under control, BP under control...taking medications for these
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 2 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 2 months ago.

Shortness of breath can be due to bronchitis which can be concomitant to throat infection and sinusitis. Augmentin is a good antibiotic for these ailments.

Following measures are recommended for bronchitis:

1) Adequate rest / bed rest if symptoms are severe.

2) cough suppressants such as codeine and dextromethorphan.

3) ipratropium bromide

4) theophylline

5) steroids.

6) Antibiotics may be prescribed.

7) Zinc supplement; this increases the body immunity.

Having said that, in a diabetes (even if it is well controlled); shortness of breath need a thorough evaluation by a chest x-ray and pulmonary function tests.

Following measures are usually helpful for throat pain;

1) Warm saline / salt water gargles

2) Lozenges

3) Rest to throat; less talking!

4) Warm fluids; increase the fluid.

5) Tylenol or Motrin / Advil (Ibuprofen) it will take care of your pain and discomfort.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.

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Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Thank you.
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 2 months ago.

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