A 25-year-old male asked:
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how long does it take for tonsillitis to clear up? 1 swollen tonsil for a week w/ white patch. other symptoms improving. on amoxicillin past 4 days.

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Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Tonsillitis: This is highly variable and may depend on the frequency with which you have had this previously, the organism responsible, whether it is susceptible to the antibiotic prescribed, and other factors. If this has not become asymptomatic within a week go back and revisit the doctor. If only the patch remains, you could either ignore it or see an ENT doctor to determine if further management is needed.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014

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