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does mucinex work for tonsillitis

A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: Most forms of tonsillitis are triggered by viral or bacterial infection. Strep A would be contagious for up to 24 hrs after you start antibiotic treat ... Read More

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
36 years experience Wound care
I don't recommend it: Especially at your age it needs looked at as there are some more serious things as well as complications of real tonsillitis that require special care ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
46 years experience Pediatrics
Listen to Doctor: Stay away until your doctor tells you that you are not contagious.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Josa
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Get tested: Get retested for strep and mono
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Depends on cause: Many people will have mild tonsillitis with common cold of flu and it would be okay to go to work, once you are beyond three days from the start of il ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lewis
51 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Varies: Usually within 7 to 10 days, improvement should be seen earlier than that...
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends.: Tonsillitis is often not bacterial. When it is bacterial it responds in a few days for certain. When it is viral it may not get better for 4-5 days. ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Culviner
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Possibly: You can transmit an oral or throat infection by close contact in the early phase of the infection. But not likely with casual contact. Furthermore, af ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
46 years experience Pediatrics
No Known Natural: For enlarged tonsils the only natural cure is time and patience to see if they shrink. If the child is not sick and has no sleep apnea or breathing pr ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cornelius Oleary
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Maybe: Tonsillitis may be caused by group A strep, strep pyogenes, and therefore may be considered contagious however just talking will probably not spread i ... Read More
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