Hi! COVID and nasty throat side effects

Posted by love2teach1956 @love2teach1956, Sep 10 11:55pm

I’m new at this let me start off with 3 months ago I came down with covid. It was mild. My throat looked nasty, I had a low grad fever for maybe 2 days. I had alot of the symtoms. I’m a teacher so Of course I stayed home in isolation with my family for 14 days the rest of the family test came back negative. Mine at first was positive of course with sars2 after the 17 days the only symtom was my throat. Dry, irritated. I went got a test negative. I was so confused I couldn’t understand. My throat looked like dawn of the dead Lol. Nasty. I could swallow but it was strange looking. So aweek later I went to urgent care for another test. The Dr came in gave the test I asked her to look in my throat . She did and backed away and said I was shedding. Then she asked if I would be interested in antibody testing. So I did that. Later my negative came back. Now we are in late August. My throat is still nasty now it has bumps in the back and I have a puss pocket on my tonsil. She thought strep did throat culture came back neg. But took antibiotics. Than my throat started turning white. Tongue.now she thinks maybe thrush or not. Was taking that med for abt 1week when noticed throat was turning red puss pocket still there. Kinda bumpy in the back of throat. Next stop ENT dr. Is this from covid? Dry throat mucus. No coughing. What is going on!!!
And I have never been sick. This did. Not put me in the hospital. I pray it won’t.

@love2teach1956– Good morning and welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. You've had a rough time. I would be as scared and frustrated as you by now, too. The medical profession has learned over time that COVID-19 can wreak havoc on the body in very odd ways. I agree with your doctor that it might be Thrush, or oral yeast infection. Sometimes antibiotics can cause this. Also, when your immune system has been beaten down, as I'm sure that yours has been by COVID-19, it can be one of the results as your normal defenses have been somewhat depleted. You can google Thrush and see pictures.

Here is a link to its descriptions and explanations about it.
https://www.cdc.gov/fungal/diseases/candidiasis/index.html
It takes a while to clear up but it can be cleared up.
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/oral-thrush/symptoms-causes/syc-20353533
You need to take care of this so has your doctor decided on a course of treatment for it?

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Hi, yes she thought it might be thrush, but to me it doesn't look like it. Now I have puss pockets. And the white turned red in my throat. Still dry and irritated. I have a ENT appt Wednesday. Lets hop we get the answer?.

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@love2teach1956

Hi, yes she thought it might be thrush, but to me it doesn't look like it. Now I have puss pockets. And the white turned red in my throat. Still dry and irritated. I have a ENT appt Wednesday. Lets hop we get the answer?.

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@lovetoteach1956, Oh dear, what an ordeal you are going through. I hope your ENT dr can get this straightened out for you. Until you can get there, can you gargle with warm salt water? Sometimes that can help a throat infection. Sooth it at least.

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@love2teach1956

Hi, yes she thought it might be thrush, but to me it doesn't look like it. Now I have puss pockets. And the white turned red in my throat. Still dry and irritated. I have a ENT appt Wednesday. Lets hop we get the answer?.

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@love2teach1956– Everyone's thrush looks just a bit different. Please don't compare yours with an online photo. Good luck on your appointment. Please follow @windwalker's advice and gargle with a warm salt water rinse.

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