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A 28-year-old female asked:

what is medicine for tonsillitis?

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Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
Depends on cause: Treatment of tonsillitis depends on the cause and severity of the inflammation. A doctor will take a history, perform an examination and order appropriate tests to determine the cause and recommend a treatment.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

How do you get septicemia from tonsillitis?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Poor Immune Response: This may happen if your immune system does not keep the infection localized to the throat, allowing it into the bloodstream from where it can spreads.
Dr. William Walsh
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or if the bacteria is virulent enough - this is not typical - or if treatment is not initiated in a timely manner (even then this is not a typical occurrence with tonsillitis).
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A 34-year-old member asked:

What is the normal treatment for tonsillitis?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Depends on Cause: If caused by a bacterial infection, antibiotics are needed. If caused by a viral infection, time improves. Other causes such such as allergies or trauma require specific interventions. See your doctor.
A 46-year-old member asked:

What will be the best way to treat tonsillitis?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Depends: If caused by a bacterial infection, antibiotics are needed. If caused by a viral infection, time improves. Other causes such such as allergies or trauma require specific interventions. See your doctor.
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A 36-year-old member asked:

Will you always have tonsillitis on only one side?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Rarely: Inflammation of the tonsils or tonsillitis is almost universally on both sides. There are cases where one side may have a more complicated problem such as an abcess. See your doctor for help.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Where can I get medicine for tonsillitis?

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Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 34 years experience
Your physician: The best place is your regular medical doctor. If they are not available then there may be an urgent care walk-in clinic in your neighborhood. You need to be evaluated by a doctor to make sure that it is not some other problem instead. Do not self medicate, this can mask a problem and make it more difficult to treat.

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