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is doxycycline effective antibiotic for tonsilitis?

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Dr. David Wishnew
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
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience Pediatrics
See below: It is an effective antibiotic, if your tonsil infection is caused by a bacteria.
Answered on Jul 2, 2016

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