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Happen 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. ...Read more
Supportive care: Tonsillitis is (by definition), inflammation of the tonsils. This is most often due to viral infections and the only medically concerning bacterial illness that is routinely treated is group a beta-hemolytic strep or "strep throat". There are other possible much less common bacterial diseases that can occur but with vaccination most of these are rarely seen. Tx with rest, gargling, pain meds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See your doctor: If there hasn't been any resolution for a month, see your doctor. He/she should be able to diagnose and treat it appropriately. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was treated for tonsillitis yesterday and today i feel worse. Is it possible to have something else with the same related symptoms?
Take the medications: You already examined by the doctor if there is some thing else , your doctor might have informed you , take the medications and call for follow up visit ...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
What is the best thing to treat Tonsillitis caused from a virus? And how long does it usually last?
If you are allergic to penicillin , what would be your preferred drug to treat tonsillitis/pharyngitis ?
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?
Would requesting a short course of steroids be reasonable to treat my chronic tonsillitis unresponsive to antibiotics?
I have doxycycline how long do I take these pills and how many times per day do I take them to treat the tonsillitis?
Don't take doxy: This is probably a virus, but could be strep throat. In any case, you should not take left over doxycycline for this purpose. If it's a virus, no antibiotic will help; and doxy is not the best antibiotic for strep infections. Contact your doctor and let her decide whether or what antibiotic to prescribe. Good luck! ...Read more
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 wont 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
Hi, I have a mild case of tonsillitis but I need to vaporize marijuana to treat my insomnia. I know it'll cause a discomfort but is it dangerous?
I've just got out of hospital and I'm being treated for tonsillitis but last night a black spot came on my left tonsil what does this mean?
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