Hi! I have had a sore throat for 2 months now. The symptoms change every time, but the sore throat is continuous. The main symptoms are sore throat, shortness of breath while talking, and sweating. My doctor isn't sure what I have either. Thank you in advance for your help
*I am allergic to many things and don't know if this could be the cause of it.
What you describe does not suggest allergy as a factor in your illness. A sore throat that has shown no improvement over a two month period suggests a number of possibilities to me: 1) some type of unusual infectious agent bacterial or viral and not the usual strep throat, 2) bacteria lodged inside the tonsils where food can accumulate and promote infection, 3) tumors, usually benign that can harbor bacteria, 4) infection beyond the visible part of the throat as in the adenoids or epiglottis and, 5) throat trauma such as could be seen with a chicken bone lodged in your throat. Infection of the epiglottis can cause swelling of the airway and could be responsible for your shortness of breath while talking. This is a serious complication.
The duration of this sore throat and your shortness of breath warrants further investigation, without further delay. I suggest that you and your doctor arrange for consultation with an ENT physician on an urgent basis.
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