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A 16-year-old member asked:

what cures are there 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.
Dr. Michael Nordstrom
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Tonsillitis: Antibiotics.

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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 33-year-old member asked:

What can be done for tonsillitis?

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Dr. Bernstein Joel
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 60 years experience
Depends: Tonsillitis can be viral, bacterial and very rarely fungal in origin. If the diagnosis is correct, then the etiology of the inflammation needs to be identified. The treatment follows the specific diagnosis. Viral infections resolve without any treatment. Bacterial infections resolve with the correct antibiotic and if the person has more than 3 or 4 documented episodes, surgery is indicated.
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.
A 61-year-old female asked about a 16-year-old female:

What is the treatment for tonsillitis?

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
Depends on cause: Viruses...None bacteria, usually group a strep, a penicillin or azithromycin.
A 49-year-old member asked:

What is the cure for tonsillitis?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Rheumatology 52 years experience
Antibiotics usually: Appropriate antibiotics will often resolve the problem.

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