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A 30-year-old female asked:

Ive had tonsillitis for 5 days now my doctor has given me penacillin but now im coughing up white hard lumps of phlegm with blood spots in it??

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Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 17 years experience
Tonsils: If you have been taking the penicillin for 5 days and are getting worse, I would do two things. First, get the doc to change the Rx to an antibiotic in a different family because you may have a 'resistant' bacterial strain. I would switch to erythromycin 10mg/kg x 3 doses/day. Second, see an ENT doc. Your smoking puts you at risk for something far worse, AND, you probably need your tonsils out

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