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Dr. Robert Knox
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Tonsillitis (Definition)

An inflammation of the tonsil tissue, which can be either an acute or chronic process. Most of the time, it is caused by infection. In the acute phase, most cases of tonsillitis are viral. Once the problem extends beyond 10 days, it typically ...Read more


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Does doxycycline help against tonsillitis?

Does doxycycline help against tonsillitis?

Doxycycline: Hello. Yes, Doxycycline is a good choice for bacteria that commonly cause tonsillitis.

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Can doxycycline be used to treat a boil?

Yes: If it's due to MRSA (methicillin resistant staph aureus).

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Hi goodafternoon...Can doxycycline be used to treat urinary tract infection?

Yes: It is always ideal to have a urine culture performed if you think you have a urinary tract infection. Doxycycline can be used in appropriate cases.

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Is doxycycline 100 mg used to treat only mono?

Is doxycycline 100 mg used to treat only mono?

No: Doxycyclne is an Antibiotic used for many infections but not effective agaist viruses.Infectious mononucleosis is caused by a virus.

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What's the best way to treat tonsillitis?

What's the best way to treat tonsillitis?

Meds, surgery: Antibiotics are needed to treat the infection but surgery is needed for cure.

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What can happen if you don't treat tonsillitis?

What can happen if you don't treat tonsillitis?

You will either get: Better or develop one of the complications of tonsillitis ie peritonsillar abscess/ retropharyngeal abscess. Since most cases of tonsillitis are viral, treatment would be for comfort and hydration. Untreated strep infections could lead to scarlet fever and rheumatic fever. Recent studies have shown that strep may cause heart damage that shows up much later in life.

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What will happen if you don't treat tonsillitis?

What will happen if you don't treat tonsillitis?

See below: It can result in swelling of the tonsils which can close off your throat to swallowing and even breathing. The infection can also spread up to the sinuses and to the brain or down to the lungs.

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What is cryptic tonsillitis? Is it difficult to treat?

Large crevices: The normal tonsil has deep crypts normally which increases the surface of the tonsillar tissue for an-active immunological response. I think it is difficult for any physician to specifically tell you that crypts are infected. The treatment is culture and sensitivity and if you have pain and difficulty swallowing for months, then surgery should be considered.

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What is acute tonsillitis? How is it treated?

Throat infection: Acute tonsillitis is a throat infection which may be caused by a virus or a bacterium. Strep throat is the most common bacterial cause of acute tonsillitis. It is easily diagnosed with a throat swab and easily treated with antibiotics. Viral tonsillitis does not respond to antibiotics and is generally not treated.

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Doxycycline and Flagyl treats what?

Doxycycline and Flagyl treats what?

Many Infections: Doxycycline and Flagyl (metronidazole) are antibiotics which can be used in the treatment of many different infections, most often caused by bacteria and/or protozoa. Metronidazole is particularly useful in the treatment of infections which may include anaerobics (live in environments without good oxygen supply). This combination may be used for treating sinus infections or stds for example.

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What does Flagyl and doxycycline treat?

What does Flagyl and doxycycline treat?

Infections: The medications individually treat a variety of infections. When given together they are usually used to treat sexually transmitted infections, particularly: chlamydia and trichomoniasis. They are often given in combination with testing to avoid delaying treatment. They do have a variety of other indications however.

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Can doxycycline is treat vaginitis n cervicisis?

Can doxycycline is treat vaginitis n cervicisis?

Cervicitis: I have used Doxycycline to treat cervicitis. However vaginitis is often either bacterial vaginosis, which is usually treated with Flagyl or metrogel, and isn't sensitive to doxy. Or another type of bacterial infection which may or may not be sensitive to doxycycline.

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I have leftover doxycycline. Will it treat vaginitis?

I have leftover doxycycline. Will it treat vaginitis?

No: #1) you shouldn't have left over antibiotics because it means that you may not have taken them as directed when they were prescribed. #2) Doxycycline would not be the first choice for treating a vaginitis.

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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