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Can antibiotic use cause complication in mono patients?
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Dr. David Astrachananswered
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Possibly: For the mono patients i see as an ENT doctor i usually prescribe steroids and an antibiotic. The patients usually have huge infected tonsils and i treat with antibiotics to prevent bacterial superinfection of the virally damaged tissue. In my years of experience this has been successful in not only helping the throat symptoms but preventing later secondary recurrent tonsillitis.
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Dr. David Hardinanswered
Wound care 38 years experience
Yes: Specifically Amoxicillin causes a fairly characteristic rash.
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Last updated Jun 24, 2014
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