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Should I still go to work if I have tonsillitis

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 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 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Wasserman
43 years experience Allergy and Immunology
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
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
35 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 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brent Galloway
13 years experience Family Medicine
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 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
20 years experience Family Medicine
The real issue: You need to know what is being treated hear. Go back to the beginning and start over. Go to the doctor start with blood draw. May all be viral. Just s ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Listen to Doctor: Stay away until your doctor tells you that you are not contagious.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Josa
38 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Get tested: Get retested for strep and mono

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