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Strep throat
postallady posted:
Hi, I have a 19 yr old whom I have had tested for allergies and been told he has none,did a sleep study told he has sleep apnea so now sleeps with a cpap mask,had sinus surgery and his adnoids removed,yet he suffers at least 3-4 times a yr with strep throat,constant post nasal drip and continously clears his throat everyday very hard sounds like he is trying to dislodge something. please whatelse can be done if anything.

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Rod Moser, PA, PhD responded:
Without the ability to examine your son first-hand, and perhaps order some imaging studies of his sinuses, it would not be possible to guess at an appropriate course of action. Has his nose and sinuses been "scoped" (examined by an ENT using a rhinoscope)? If not, he needs a higher-level ENT assessment.
Allergist test a bank of common allergies, so just because they can't find any, does not mean allergies are still not playing a role. Has he tried allergy medications, like nasal corticosteroid sprays, etc.?
Don't throw in the towel just yet. Seek a second ENT and/or allergy opinion. There has to be an answer....and an effective solution to his on-going array of symptoms.

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