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Should I still go to work if I have tonsillitis

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
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 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
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Zpack: Zpack is not first line antibiotic for tonsillitis or in fact any actual bacterial infection in my opinion. If someone actually improves on ZPACK, the... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Wasserman
Allergy and Immunology 44 years experience
Saline drops are it: If the tonsillitis is viral there is no reason for the antibiotic. Stuffiness are part of a respiratory virus and needs to resolve on its own. I know ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 36 years experience
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 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 60 years experience
Not surprising: Tonsillitis can be caused frequently by a viral infection. Therefore, an antibiotic is not needed. Secondly as high as 40 to 50% of non-typable he... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brent Galloway
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Bronchitis: Hi definition, bronchitis is a cough that seems to last way too long. I recommend that you follow up with your doctor to see if there are any alternat... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
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
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Listen to Doctor: Stay away until your doctor tells you that you are not contagious.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
Why didn't Dr advise: You need to give weight-based, children's tylenol (acetaminophen) or children's Ibuprofen to help reduce discomfort and fever. If not controlled / if ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Usually: Whether viral or strep, acute tonsillitis is usually contagious. If strep, they are not contagious after a full day on antibiotics. With viral it woul... Read More

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