Overcoming Canker Sores That Have Been Infected?
Hello, I want to ask, I am 26 years old. Last Thursday when I had breakfast, suddenly something got stuck in my throat, I did it by eating a banana, trying to vomit and eating warm, clenched rice. Then at home I looked in the mirror and I saw that there were fibers from bamboo chopsticks stuck in the wall of my throat / mouth, I tried to pull them out using my washed hands. And it was successfully removed. R n The next day, at night it started to feel like a sore throat, I immediately took a sore throat medicine, when I had a sore throat. R nBut after 3 days it didn’t heal. Monday morning I looked in the mirror and got a white sore like a canker sore in the same area where the bamboo fibers were stuck yesterday. R nMonday afternoon I went straight to the ENT doctor and it was said that the infection was due to me not gargling because the fibers must be a lot of bacteria. Then I was prescribed medicine. But it’s been 4 days and it hasn’t healed. The white wound is still there. What good is it for me to find a doctor? Info from my friend, I can find a dentist who has medicine for thrush. Please reply, because I can not endure the pain. Talk, eat, drink water and even swallow saliva. thank you
Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Symptoms of sore throat, sore swallowing, and white sores like canker sores that appear where you are pierced are most likely a bacterial infection triggered by the wound. When there is an injury to any part of the body, it is easier for bacteria to enter and attack that part, causing symptoms in the form of pain, and it can also be fever, discharge of pus and the like.
In general, factors that contribute to an increased risk of throat infections are:
Sores in the throat
Decreased body resistance
Poorly maintained cleanliness
Fatigue, too much activity
In your case, your step by removing it using hands that have been washed first is correct. Checking the ENT doctor is also correct. In fact, it is more appropriate to see an ENT doctor than a dentist because dentists focus more on the teeth and gums, while the pain you feel is more in the throat. As for conditions that do not heal after 4 days, this can still be considered normal because antibiotics are usually given for a week or at least 5 days.
But of course, the pain you experience cannot be tolerated. So our advice, come back to your ENT doctor and ask for a prescription for a stronger painkiller. If you are unsure, you can find another ENT doctor or have a dentist check up as recommended by your friend. However, as we said earlier, competently, this condition is actually more appropriate for ENT doctors to treat. We cannot recommend painkillers other than those that are over the counter, and even with the complaints you describe, it seems that over-the-counter pain medications are not strong enough.
Meanwhile, among those that can help relieve the symptoms you feel are consuming warm drinks and soft foods, avoiding cigarette smoke, gargling with salt water, consuming more water, sipping lozenges, getting adequate rest, and avoiding drinks that are too hot or cold. Get well soon.
That's all, hope it helps.
dr. Amadeo D. Basfiansa