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Benjamin had a virus and inflamed tonsils and glands. These seem to have settled, but he still has enlarged tonsils. However, he still feels sick.?

Benjamin had a virus and inflamed tonsils and glands. These seem to have settled, but he still has enlarged tonsils. However, he still feels sick.?

Infection: If he still feels sick, have him checked by his doctor, he may have a bacterial infection. Tonsils can stay enlarged for awhile after any infection, but if he doesn't feel well, take him to his doctor. ...Read more

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When and why is intramuscular benzilpenicillin (penicillin+benzatin) advised for infectious cellulitis instead of oral antibiotics?

When and why is intramuscular benzilpenicillin (penicillin+benzatin) advised for infectious cellulitis instead of oral antibiotics?

Antibiotic choices: There are actually a number of ways to treat infections. It's a complex topic that's worth discussing with your doctor. If you are not happy with them, you can ALWAYS find a second opinion. Treatment options these days are much better than in the past. I hardly ever use intramuscular penicillin -except for syphilis cases. It sounds like you need more information -so I would call your doc today. ...Read more

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Is it ok to drink alcohol while taking benalin cough&cold and if not what decongestant can I drink alcohol with?

Is it ok to drink alcohol while taking benalin cough&cold and if not what decongestant can I drink alcohol with?

Not recommended: Using dextromethorphan (active ingredient in benylin) together with alcohol can increase nervous system side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Some people may also experience impairment in thinking and judgment. You should avoid or limit the use of alcohol. Don't risk hurting yourself, or others. Good health! ...Read more