A 34-year-old member asked:
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should i be getting antibiotics for inflamed tonsils?

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Dr. Richard Williams
18 years experience Pharmacy
Probably: Tonsilitis is caused by an infecton. This should be treated by a physician with antibiotics to prevent any serious systemic infection.
Answered on Oct 5, 2012

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