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what is the best antibiotic treatment for tonsillitis

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robin Dretler
42 years experience Infectious Disease
Peniciilin: Penicillin is the drug of choice for bacterial tonsillitis, Clindamycin is reasonable for penicillin allergic. Of course viral tonsillitis, which is m ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Bacteria vs. viral: There are 2 possible answers to your question. If a throat culture has not been taken, then all bets are off because you do not know the cause of you ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Lymph node.: That is your lymph node (part of your body,s immune system to fight infection) which probably got enlarged because of your recent tonsillitis, It is n ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not really: Chronic tonsillitis is usually from a chronic bacterial infection especially h. Flu or actinomyces. Consider a 3 week course of Augmentin (amoxicilli ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Selz
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Quinsy: Quinsy generally refers to an abscess. This often requires drainage of the abscess and antibiotics.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Leazzo
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Penicillin : Still one on the best treatments for tonsillitis.
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerard Roberts
27 years experience Pediatrics
Infection: There is not a lot that you can do for a viral illness even if it occurs multiple times. Hand washing is key in preventing many contact diseases.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Diagnosis: If you have a bacterial tonsillitis which can only be documented by a throat culture, then Augmentin is the drug of choice if you are not allergic to ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Treat Tonsillitis: Depends upon the cause. If viral tonsillitis, treat the symptoms. If bacterial, a ten day course of antibiotics. If irritative tonsillitis, try to eli ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Astrachan
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Antibiotics: I am a huge fan of an antibiotic called clindamycin. Tonsillitis usually involves mouth organisms either primarily or secondarily. Clindamycin is very ... Read More
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