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Clindamycin For Tonsillitis
I just started clindamycin for tonsillitis & I was outside every couple of hours in the sun and now my nose and cheeks are sun burned. Normal?
Part of the lincoside family . It has good gram positive an anaerobic coverage, but its association with the development of clostridium difficile infection has limited its use. It is used in certain drug allergy situations where staph, strep, pneumococcal, and anaerobic organisms. Its use in MRSA infections is spotty. It is a bacteriostatic drug that works ...Read more
I started taking clindamycin for tonsillitis and started feeling dizzy, lightheaded, and funny in the head. Should I be concerned and seek medical att?
Lightheaded: Call the prescribing physician and discuss now pleases. ...Read more
Was given clindamycin for tonsillitis 4 weeks ago. Pills exploded in throat. Has felt sticky and dry ever since. Water makes it worse.
Dry throat: I don't think it's the pills. It may be the tonsils. After waiting 4 weeks, You need to have this examined by your physician or an ENT specialist. ...Read more
Can clindamycin cure tonsillitis and strep throat im using it for bacterial vaginosis but my throat is infected?
Possibly but: Clindamycin is effective but has a black box warning. It can occasionally cause a severe colitis due to a bacterium called C. difficile. Other antibiotics can cause this also, but more likely with clindamycin. Penicillin or amoxicillin would be the first choice, unless your allergic to penicillin. If allergic, clindamycin is a reasonable choice or azithromycin(less likely to cause colitis). ...Read more
I have tonsillitis for 5days. Taking clindamycin 300 my q8 for 24h. My fever still coming back. When does fever subside?
Need recheck: If fever persists more than 3 days after treatment initiated, you need a recheck. Several possibilities exist. You may have a resistant bacterium causing the infection and need a different medicine. The infection may be viral, even something like mono, and antibiotics won't help at all. You may also have developed a complication such as a tonsillar abcess. Regardless, if still fever, need recheck! ...Read more
My doctor prescribed me 300 mg clindamycin 3 x a day for 21 days for a mild case of lingual tonsillitis isn't that excessive?
Yes: Lingual tonsillitis as an isolated problem without palatine tonsillitis is not common. Secondly, without a culture you do not know if it is bacterial. Finally, upper respiratory infections are viral and 21 days of Clindamycin is more than most physicians would order. Clindamycin is an excellent antibiotic when indicated but 21 days is too long and can give rise to bacterial resistance. ...Read more
Hi, my SGPT/ALT last Jan 28 was 66. But in Feb 2-9, I took Clindamycin for my tonsilitis. I had a blood test after 2 weeks, and it was 91. Is it ok?
May be temporary...: If Liver enzyme elevated to begin with Clinda may make it worse (contradicted in severe hepatitis). Make sure to recheck after treatment and keep well hydrated. Avoid any alcohol, Tylenol. Add to your regimen after Antibiotics high dose " Probiotics"- Kefir, Yogurt, and supplement VSL#3/Vsibiome 450 mil. It controls Gut bacteria and restore immune system. Have your MD recheck labs. ...Read more
Symptoms can include: throat pain, ear pain (referred from throat pain), swollen tonsils, red tonsils, white patches on tonsils
swollen nodes in upper neck, fever, fatigue, body aches, pain with swallowing, voice change
if symptoms persist or are severe see doctor right away
if any trouble with breathing, go to er. ...Read more
Tonsillitis Symptoms: Acute tonsillitis, that is less than two weeks' duration, leads to sore throat, swollen lymph glands in the neck, and fever. The usually cause is a virus, but bacterial infections may occur, but are much less frequent. Chronic tonsillitis is all the above, but usually without the fever. Go see your doctor. ...Read more
Pass it by the mouth: Normally tonsillitis is not contagious unless the infected mucous lands on another person's mucosal membranes. Therefore, it is recommended to avoid kissing, drinking or eating from the same kitchenware of a person with tonsillitis. Cough with your hand covering your mouth, wash your hands and avoid sneezing on people. Those are the general precautions to be least contagious. ...Read more
Tonsillitis: Tonsillitis is an infection. Infections are generally considered contagious. When you have an infection, you should avoid kissing as you could share your infection with your kidding partner. Bottom line is that you can certainly kiss with tonsillitis, but you risk spreading your infection around. Even coughing or sneezing is enough to spread some infections. Wash your hands often and get well. ...Read more
Viral and Bacterial: While viruses (adenovirus, influenza, and even epstein-barr) account for most acute cases of tonsillitis, there are well-known bacterial causes too — "strep throat" being a good example. Tonsillitis' course and appropriate treatments are based on the etiology — antibiotics for bacterial causes, symptomatic relief and time for viral. ...Read more