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A 28-year-old female asked:

diagnosed with tonsillitis on monday & given a z-pak. on last pill-fever & aches are gone but throat, ears, neck, lymph nodes, & jaw still very sore?

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Dr. John Gaffney
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Zithromax: Well, there's no easy answer to this one ... First, Zithromax has a long half life and will continue to work for another 5 days. So it's possible that it just hasn't eradicated the infection yet. Although, it's possible that your "brand" of bacterial tonsilitis could be resistant to Zithromax. Best to check in with your doctor just to be sure.
Dr. Evan Allen
Dr. Evan Allen commented
Family Medicine 30 years experience
It would be wise to see the doctor again, there are potential infections like mononucleosis that need to be ruled out.
Apr 24, 2015

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