I first got what my doctor would later diagnose as Tonsillitis and Sinusitis over 3 months ago. I had the worst sore throat of my life, along with terrible headaches, congested ears, and dark red spots on the back of my throat. I dealt with it for a while without going to the doctor before finally deciding to go to an ENT. He told me I had the two things I mentioned above and prescribed antibiotics and some other things for the cough. At this point I had no more sore throats or headaches, but there were still spots on my throat as well as inflamed tonsils and my ears were still congested causing me to feel off-balance pretty much all the time.
So, I took the antibiotics and by the time I had finished, my ears were still congested and my tonsils still looked inflamed. At this point I also began noticing that my tongue would progressively develop a yellow coating, more thick at the back. Not to mention those spots on my throat. I was concerned about the spots because there was one particularly large one right at the back of my throat, directly behind the uvula that didn't look like the others. I'm an admitted hypochondriac, but it still scared me.
So, another co-payment and back to the ENT. He said the infection was gone, but that I still had postnasal drip and that this explained the spots on my throat as well as the congested ears. So he prescribed Fexofenadine and some ear drops and sent me back on my way.
That brings us to the present. I haven't taken the meds very well as they keep me from sleeping well and just make me feel weird. So, admittedly, the fact that the symptoms are persisting could very well be my own fault. That being said, here is what I'm still dealing with:
My ears are congested and I still feel off balance. I have headaches on and off. Some days I feel very, very malaise. My tongue still gets that yellow coating and I have noticed that my breath gets very bad, even shortly after brushing, flossing, AND using mouthwash. But here is the thing that has started to worry me the most. Since I've been dealing with this, every now and then after I brush my teeth I notice small traces of blood in my saliva. But only when I pull mucous from the back of my throat. It's not from bleeding gums. Today, I was brushing and noticed a bit more than usual. So I looked in the back of my throat with a flashlight and noticed that the one big lump that has been back there since this whole thing began was actually bleeding. That must have been where the blood had been coming from. Looking at it now, it is very red and almost looks like a big blood blister. Like I said, I am a hypochondriac, but when I look up "bleeding in the throat", all the top results talk about throat cancer! So, that is why I am here. I wanted to get some advice before I fork out more money at the ENT and more prescriptions.