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tonsil still hurts 2 weeks after antibiotics

A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Treatment?: Without an exam or knowing what treatment was rendered it is hard to answer your question. Seek asecond opinion if you can't get an appointment.
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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Signs of Infection: You have an infection and you should contact your dentist immediately for definitive treatment ensuring the infection does not spread or lead to addit ... Read More
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Dr. Justin Nelson
15 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
Find new dentist: If they keep cancelling I would find a new dentist. repeated cancellation via dentist or patient is unacceptable and since you are still in pain I wo ... Read More

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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Devin Cunning
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Infection: This is most likely due to infection or cryptic tonsillar debris. However with persistent pain, fever and inability to open mouth completely this cou ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Cyst versus food: If the tonsil was not cultured, you should not be placed on an antibiotic. Which antibiotic? In the absence of pain, it is unlikely to be an infecti ... Read More
Dr. Keith Goldstein
38 years experience Occupational Medicine
Tonsil Spot: Concretions or "yellow spots" that are found on tonsils are small collections of particles that the tonsils have pulled together as part of their norm ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Tonsillitis: The pus will disappear after about 5 days. You want to make sure that you do not have an abscess there. If swelling and pain persist, then be examine ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
See your FamilyDoc: Remember that most sore throats are caused by viruses which won't respond to antibiotics. If you think you're getting worse despite taking your antibi ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Cesar Sturla
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Takes longer: Sometimes it takes longer for the exudates to resolve, depending on the germ that is causing it and the antibiotic that is used.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
Probably normal: What you describe is probably a normal piece of anatomy, but have your doctor check it to be sure.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Odd information: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is indeed a strong antibiotic, when used against susceptible germs.However, I am not aware of any throat / ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
7-10 days: It can take 7-10 days for symptoms to clear entirely, including white patches. Even with a positive strep test, many or most symptoms like this are du ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. James DuRant
10 years experience Pediatrics
Could be Strep: You could have strep throat. Go see your doctor and have him or her take a look.
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