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I have had this feeling of something stuck in my throat for 3 months. I've been to an ENT, who at first said it was silent reflux. I stayed away from coffee, tea, chocolate, etc. I was prescribed an antibiotic and an acid reflux pill.....did not work. He next said it was a sinus infection. I got another round of antibiotics and Flonase.....did not work. Also, I tried Zyrtec on my own for 4 weeks....did not work. I was told to have sinus surgery (a scan of my sinuses showed an infection and blockage, although I have no symptoms.) I've decide to get some other medical tests done FIRST. I went to GI specialist. I've had my thryroid checked, an Upper GI, and a C-spine scan. All came out normal. In 2 weeks, I get an EGD done. I AM SO SICK OF THIS. Maybe the sinus surgery is the answer as I do have 'some' drainage, but no other sinus problems. Would love for this to just GO AWAY. Just curious what your thoughts are.


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replied January 5th, 2011
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Hello and thank you for posting your medical query on E health forum.


From the history provided, it seems that you have post nasal drip due to long standing sinusitis. Infected Secretions from paranasal sinuses can irritate the posterior pharynx and in turn result in cough and pharyngitis. The fact that treatment of Gastric reflux and sinusitis have not been effective till date and all tests including EGD, upper GI study and C spine scan have been normal indicate that the post nasal drip to be the cause of your throat irritation.

The most effective treatment that will be most helpful in this condition would be correction of the drainage by addressing the sinus infection by endoscopic sinus surgery.


You might consider to seek the opinion of your Physician or a ENT surgeon for additional information and treatment methods.


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