A 33-year-old female asked:
just been treated for tonsillitis. last antibiotic (azith) taken on the 20th dec. my throat is still really uncomfortable during the day but from abt 6pm it's really sore and i have trouble swallowing. dry irritated cough. just dont feel 100%...
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Sore throat: Possibilities include prolonged viral upper respiratory tract infection for which antibiotics aren't effective or infectious mononucleosis, although associated cough would be unusual. Nevertheless I recommend getting checked for mononucleosis and having another throat culture performed and holding off on antibiotics unless a pathogenic bacteria or yeast is found on culture.
107 viewsAnswered Dec 28, 2019
Last updated Dec 28, 2019
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
$15 per month
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.