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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 50 years experience
Depends on cause: Viruses...None bacteria, usually group a strep, a penicillin or azithromycin.
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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
Antibiotics: But this depends upon the etiology (cause) of the tonsillitis. Often bacterial, it may be due to other organisms like viruses.
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Dr. Stephen Camacho
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Tonsillitis: Bacterial tonsillitis is treated with antibiotics. If the patient had a lot of swelling a doc might add steroids. I also recommend chloraseptic spray followed by gargles with listerine.
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A 39-year-old member asked:

Which treatment for tonsillitis is the very best?

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Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Treat Tonsillitis: Depends upon the cause. If viral tonsillitis, treat the symptoms. If bacterial, a ten day course of antibiotics. If irritative tonsillitis, try to eliminate the irritant. Many causes, many treatments.
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