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Can Doxycycline Be Used To Treat Tonsillitis
Acute parenchymatous tonsillitis not responding to amoxycillin 500mg bd for 3 days. Can I shift to doxycycline??
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I went to my doctor for tonsillitis he prescribed me doxycycline will this be effective against tonsillitis.
I took clarithromycin for chest infection for 4 days, my chest got cleared out but I developed tonsillitis. Doctor gave me doxycycline for it as I am allergic peniccilin. Next day I developed rash all over my body. Which antibiotic I am allergic to?
There are many causes of a rash, but you may have had an allergic reaction to the antibiotic. If you experienced symptoms such as itchiness or wheezing, these are also symptoms of an allergic reaction.
The other causes include viral and bacterial infections. Please ask your PCP, and you may need another prescription for another antibiotic. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Vaginitis: See your physican and treat accordingly.Get a more detailed answer ›
Would requesting a short course of steroids be reasonable to treat my chronic tonsillitis unresponsive to antibiotics?
Had tonsillitis tried to treat it on my own. Most pus patches went away except one. Tonsils still swollen and it's been like 3 weeks. Why won't go away?
Severe infection: Tonsils can become severely infected and may fail to respond totally to even anti-biotic therapy - that's why so many people have to have them removed. I hope you did not self-prescribe the Amoxicillin - it's not a good idea to do that and could make your health problems into the future harder to treat. See a doctor to get that last bit taken care of. ...Read more
Depends: If caused by a bacterial infection, antibiotics are needed. If caused by a viral infection, time improves. Other causes such such as allergies or trauma require specific interventions. See your doctor. ...Read more
If you are allergic to penicillin, what would be your preferred drug to treat tonsillitis/pharyngitis?
Just DX'ed with endometriosis and being treated with doxycycline. Is this effective? What can I expect in the future?
Doxycycline...: ...is not likely to be effective for this. It's an antibiotic, only effective against certain bacterial infections, and endometriosis isn't an infection. Endometriosis can be difficult to distinguish from certain infections; maybe your doctor is just covering all bases. Doxy is also sometimes used in women with fallopian tube infertility, if that's part of the picture. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
I have a mild case of percoronitis and I want to know if I can take doxycycline to treat it? And if so how long should I take it?
Pericorinitis is most often caused by food impaction, and is also often caused by chewing trauma. Antibiotics will only be effective if the cause of the infection is alleviated.
The best way to treat pericorinitis is to have it examined and treated by your dentist. ...Read more
Being treated for tonsillitis in one tonsil. Is it normal for pus to be draining from the tonsil after 5 days of meds. Should I push pus out?
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