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Lump in the throat
Sunny007 posted:
I have developed a lump in the throat that is causing difficulty in swallowing. It is not painful though.

I have an outbreak of genital herpes. I did not consult a doctor and did a five days of acyclovir twice a day by mistake. It controlled the genital herpes but I got it back. I researched on internet and figured out that I need to take a dose of acyclovir every four hours. I started it and it is my fourth day today. The symptoms of herpes are almost gone.

However for last three days i have been sneezing really hard, I have developed coarse voice. Now tonight out of no where I feel this lump in my throat.

I dont know whether it is a sideeffect of acyclovir.

what should i do?
Rod Moser, PA, PhD responded:
The "lump" sensation in your throat is really not from the acyclovir, so it is something else. Unfortunately, it is going to take a hands-on examination to determine a cause for your symptoms. You will need to see your medical provider.

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