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Chronic Cryptic Tonsillitis Treatment
Diagnosed by ENT for Chronic Tonsillitis. Want a 2nd opinion please on any treatment before going to surgery. Any options to discuss with my ENT ?
I am suffering from acute and chronic follicular tonsilitis.Please suggest the treatment and diet?
Not really: Chronic tonsillitis is usually from a chronic bacterial infection especially h. Flu or actinomyces. Consider a 3 week course of Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) which will cover both or Clindamycin which is especially good for actino. Adults with chronic tonsillitis who require tonsillectomy in 6 mo have much better health, markedly less pain and antibiotic usage making the pain of the surgery worth it in the long run. ...Read more
Depends: Choice of therapy depends upon the etiology of the tonsillar inflammation. Often due to grp a beta-hemolytic strep, but can be due to staph aureus or other bacterial pathogens. If due to infectious mononucleosis or similar viral infections there is no treatment. Many doctors will begin with a physical exam. It it looks bacterial then an oral cephalosporin, quinolone, amoxicillin/clavulanate. ...Read more
My 14 months old son has had tonsillitis three times in the last six months. What is the best treatment. ?
INFECTION ...?: Both sounds infection, by virus or bacteria. If mild, there can be low grade fever, cough, poor oral intake. Make sure the child drinks enough fluid, use a humidifier in the room, keep nose clean. With these 2 diagnosis you made: the child needs to be seen by a qualified medical personnel of a doctor. ...Read more
Bacteria vs. viral: There are 2 possible answers to your question. If a throat culture has not been taken, then all bets are off because you do not know the cause of your tonsillitis (presuming that is the correct diagnosis) either an inappropriate antibiotic has not been used or the cause is viral. Make sure of the correct diagnosis and and get the correct treatment. ...Read more
Viral tonsillitis: This usually runs its course within 7-10 days. Exception: mono is a virus that can cause a severe case that can last for weeks ! with viral tonsillitis, there is no specific treatment. General treatment includes steroids to decrease swelling, pain medications (tablets or numbing gargles). Drink plenty fluids, rest plenty, take Ibuprofen for fever. ...Read more
I keep getting tonsillitis, despite X 2 Penicillin V prescriptions. AOS blood tests "upper range of normal" what treatment would help?
Don't overtreat: Penicillin won't prevent future attacks, and is appropriate only if there's good reason to think this is strep throat. Antistreptolysin O titers are useful only if actual rheumatic fever is a consideration; don't over-interpret these or any other labs especially when they're in reference range or you'll go crazy. Ask about tonsillectomy given that there's variable evidence / thought. ...Read more
Prescribed Phenoxymethly penicillin for infected nose piercing and tonsillitis. 2 4 times a day for 10 days. Is this a good treatment?
Ive just finished antibiotic treatment 4 tonsillitis. feeling great but i discovered on 1 side of my neck close to jawline a movable, hard lump.scared?
Lymph node.: That is your lymph node (part of your body,s immune system to fight infection) which probably got enlarged because of your recent tonsillitis, It is nothing to worry about and should decrease in size gradually, but if it continues to get bigger or you notice other symptoms,have it evaluated. ...Read more
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