Recurrent throat ulcers/sore throat

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Hi all, I'm hoping you can help me with a problem I have had for a few years. Back in Januray 2012 I contracted Glandular Fever and was sick for a couple of weeks. Ever since then I have had a sore throat on and off and nothing it doesn't seem to be getting any better. I get frequent mouth ulcers, the back off my throat is almost always red and patchy with ulcers and sometimes I even get the on my uvula. 

I have seen my GP about this a year or so ago and was referred to a throat specialist who pretty much told me to wait it out, but it is very frustrating considering it's been over three years. I have also noticed that alcohol seems to make the problem worse, but being at uni I didn't have much chance to avoid it. My general health is relatively good, if I pick up an infection intend to fight it off quickly and don't get that sick. It's just this which is more frustrating than anything. The only other thing I would say is that I do have mild hayfever and always seem to wake up with phlegm in my throat so I'm not sure if this attributes to it.

What else can I do? Any help would be greatly appreciated

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    Hi,  sorry to hear that you are sick.  I have a lot of experience in what you are going threw.

    When you went to the specialist did they scope your throat?  Do you suffer from acid reflex?

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      Thanks for the reply. No he just looked in my throat and told me to wait, and then gave me some antivirals in case I ever felt really sick. I do often have a nasty taste in my mouth especially first thing in the morning. I believe some of the irritation must be related to the allergies I get
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      Hi

      I really hope that you read this and you are  now better . My daughter is suffering with exactly what you describe.

      She got glandular fever 6 months ago and is now first year at uni-almost constant ulcers in throat.

      If you did find a miracle cure I would b so grateful for your reply.

      Thanks

       

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    I was going to a Pulmonary Specialist my 2nd complaint was my throat,  hoarseness, and pain in my ears.  For 9 months I was told it will go away.  Finally when I had no voice left I demanded to see a ENT Specialist.  I was scoped and they found 2 large ulcers on my vocal cords.  It came from a bacteria and a fungus infection.  (long use of medications)  Also I was given meds for acid reflex and GERD  even though I never had heart burn.  Here when you sleep you could have acid coming up and not even know it.   It could explain why you have a nasty taste in your mouth.  You should have all the test done related to your throat.
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