A member asked:
is doxycycline effective antibiotic for tonsilitis?
2 doctor answers
Dr. David Wishnew answered
41 years experience Wound care
Antibiotics: Since most tonsillitis is caused by strep/staph infections, Doxycycline would be effective in treatment. However, since Doxycycline is also effective for mrsa, i prefer to reserve its use to that type of infection. If the tonsillitis is cause by a non-penicillin resistant bacteria, i would penicillin or Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) first.
Answered on Apr 26, 2016
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