March 28, 2011 3:06 PM Subscribe
Every 3-4 months I get a scratchy throat, swollen tonsils, and mild postnasal drip which lasts about five days. Is this possibly due to mold in my damp, poorly ventilated apartment?
posted by zeek321 to Health & Fitness (11 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
It doesn't seem precisely correlated with temperature changes or the seasons. But the periodicity has me scratching my head for answers. I have mild seasonal allergies, but their occurrence seems uncorrelated with these throat spells and the symptoms are completely different.
I tried one of those cheapo mold testing kits--I followed the instructions exactly--but nothing grew.
My other crazy idea was some kind of bacterium or parasite? Like some kind of repeating lifecycle combined with an immune system reaction in my body? I've been feeling awful for years. The tonsil thing has been going on for a couple of years.