I was at the Emergency Room on Saturday for the worst sore throat I’ve ever had! I looked in my throat with a mirror and was shocked at what I saw–it was blood red and had white patches and large ares covered in white. It was on the roof of my mouth and I thought it was also in my chest and maybe even my stomach (which is a “pouch” because of my RnY gastric bypass surgery). I had actually gone to the doctor on Friday because of my throat hurting so bad. She didn’t do anything and said it was a virus. It was much worse on Saturday. The ER doctor said he thought it was a fungal infection and, again he didn’t treat it. However, he did take a swab to see what would grow and gave me a drink with belladonna, mylanta, and something else in it. That gave me a lot of temporary relief from the pain. He ordered Amoxicillan in case I also have strep throat. I’m not taking it until I see my doctor because I think that could make the fungus worse. The ER doctor said the treatment for esophageal thrush is very specific and he didn’t want to start me on something that my Internist doctor would have to change. I’ll see my Internist doctor tomorrow.
I had never heard of this problem before. I’ve been reading about it now. I would like to hear from anyone who has had this and what things to avoid in medicines, food, etc. I want to understand how I got this so I never get it again! It is so painful and I feel awful. Anything you can tell me will be wonderful.
Thanks, Gail B
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