Sore Throat Due To Bacteria But Not High Levels Of Leukocytes?

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Hello doctor I have a question. I have sore throat. Initially I went to a specialist in internal medicine to have my GERD checked and also my sore throat. I was given antibiotics for my sore throat “roxithromycin” 300 mg which is taken 2 times a day, a dose of 150 per meal. I took the antibiotic for 3 days, but it didn’t relieve my sore throat, instead white patches appeared on my tonsils. Body weakness, dizziness, headache and a rash appeared on my skin but it didn’t itch. Then I went to the ENT doctor on the 4th day and beforehand I checked the blood in the morning before going to the ENT doctor, I found there my leukocytes were 8600, as long as I was a normal number. But my tht doctor said “this throat is bad, there are germs” then he gave the antibiotic “ciproflixacin hcl” 500mg, a bigger dose and he was given some pain medication. Alhamdulillaj my condition is getting better. But what I wonder if it’s possible with normal leukocyte levels to get a bacterial infection? Because when my friend caught a fever and infection, his leukocyte count was 12000. Thank you very much

1 Answer:

Hi.


Sore throat or commonly referred to as pharyngitis is a common thing. Sore throat can cause symptoms such as pain when swallowing, coughing, burning sensation in the throat, fever, headache.


Strep throat in some circumstances requires treatment with certain antibiotics, and anti-inflammatory drugs may be needed according to your situation.


From what you experience, white spots appearing on the tonsils may be an inflammation of the chronic tonsils (chronic tonsillitis). Chronic inflammation of the tonsils usually occurs in people who often have a cold cough, or have frequent strep throat. Chronic inflammation of the tonsils is sometimes asymptomatic, and sometimes causes symptoms such as bad breath, drowsiness, mild headaches. In chronic inflammation of the tonsils, signs such as white patches appear on the tonsils / tonsils, which are caused by a lot of detritus. Chronic inflammation of the tonsils does not always lead to increased levels of leukocytes.


Increased levels of leukocytes usually occur when there is acute inflammation, in which case fever occurs. In addition, your normal leukocyte levels can be caused by taking antibiotics from an internal medicine specialist. In addition, seeing signs of infection can also be done based on the type of white blood cell count.


Therefore, it is recommended that you have regular checkups with your doctor. Take the drugs your doctor gives you regularly. Drink enough water, and consume enough fruits and vegetables. Use a mask when in a dusty / smoky place. Do not smoke.


here is an article that you can read about sore throats


may be useful. Thank youash


dr. Danny

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