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How Do You Get A Rash With Tonsillitis
Several ways: Tonsillitis is inflammation (redness, swelling, pain) and/or infection of the tonsils, which can be due to viruses, bacteria, or other germs. Antibiotics to treat tonsil infections sometimes cause rashes. Viruses can cause rashes by themselves or in combination with antibiotic usage. Strep throat causes strep scarlet fever, a well-known rash that feels rough and looks like many tiny reddish dots. ...Read more
Was able to take penicillin as a kid for tonsillitis. Had one reaction of a rash when I was 10. Is this an allergy?
Possibly: Most people with this history will not react when exposed 20 years later. But some of them will get a rash again. ...Read more
My daughter is 17 months and was diagnosed with tonsillitis 3days ago. She was put on amoxicillin 5ml 3 times a day. Today she has a light rash.
Rash and tonsillitis: Strep tonsillitis can have a rash associated with it but it is sandpapery in texture and in the warm areas of the body (groin axilla etc.). Sometimes Amoxicillin can cause a fine rash but usually about seven days into treatment. Finally if it was not proven strep it could have been a viral tonsillitis and some viruses can cause a rah. Lastly antibiotic allergy can cause a rah. Talk to your M.D. ...Read more
2year old had a spotty rash which is now turning into blotches all over her body, not itchy? She had clarythromycin for tonsillitis when rash started
Viral rash: This could be a simple viral rash or it could be a reaction to the antibiotics. If it is accompanied by fever, vomiting, neck stiffness it can be worrying as it is difficult to rule out meningitis. In short it needs an examination by a doctor to comment on the cause of the rash. ...Read more
I took my son to a&e last night as he had a rash all on body. Doctor said it was tonsillitis but people are saying it's strange his has a rash with it?
Rash and tonsillitis: Tonsillitis is a very common illness in kids. The majority of tonsil infections are viral and some are bacterial like the well known strep throat. Many viral illness are associated with a rash called a viral exanthum. Many patients with strep throat will also have rash called scarlatina. Rashes can be caused by a number of other etiologies and should have a provider eval if they persist. ...Read more
I've recently been on antibiotics for acute tonsillitis it went away for a few days and has now come back with a rash on my chest is this serious?
Antibiotic over 3 weeks for tonsillitis and now have a rash on hands, arms, and face. Can this be caused by meds?
Maybe: It may be a delayed reaction to a medication taken, best to have it evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more
4yr old had severe tonsillitis for 6mths, had to try diff antibiotic. Now has rash resemble ring worm on chest, neck & sores behind ears & in head. Ichy?
I have a dry itchy rash on my arms, chest, lower legs and upper back. It looks like small, red spots. I had severe tonsillitis which cleared up just over a week ago, and was given ciprofloxacin (not sure whether it helped). Any idea what could be causi
Scarlet fever: The rash can appear before illness or up to 7 days later. The rash can last for up to 2 to 3 weeks before it fully goes away. ...Read more
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
I've had tonsillitis, rash, fever, swollen glands. Now ulcers on my tonsils and one on inside of vaginal labia. Is the vaginal one related? Def not STI
Possible: It is possible that you have something called Bechet's syndrome which has both oral and vaginal manifestations. It is ALS possible that if you have cold sores (herpes labialis) you can transfer the virus to the genital area on your fingers and develop genital herpes. Hope this is of some help and you feel better fast. ...Read more
I have a rash under my arms and on my hands and wrists. It's not itchy, just red and blotchy. Could this be part of tonsilitis?
My toddler is on augmentin es 600 for tonsilitis but developed a skin rash. Tomorrow is her last day of treatment. Do I stop treatment now?
Yes or No, but...: Yes or No, meaning it doesn't matter much in real life whether a person take 9 days of Augmentin instead of 10 days, because life is not that exact. The standard is 10 days in the US. More importantly, the doctor wants to hear about the rash or see the rash, to help decide whether or not it was an allergic reaction to Augmentin (it might not be)... to decide whether she is allergic to penicillins. ...Read more
Several things: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more
No: If it is do bacterial infection you will likely require antibiotics. If viral self limited. Warm fluids and analgesics ...Read more
Possibly: If you are an adult and are having 2 true tonsil infections/year then it may be an option. Tonsillitis is usuall pretty painful and most people feel really bad during an episode. This could translate into up to 2 weeks of missed work/year... That may be too much for what you do. If you've had any complications related to tonsillitis - breathing issues or an abscess - I would consider tonsillectomy. ...Read more
Seen an ENT yet?: Not sure what you have done as far as treatment, but if you have had symptoms for a month, it may be time to see an ENT. ...Read more
The: The short answer- possibly. A person with chronic tonsillitis that is caused by group a strep is contagious until they are 24 hours into a course of antibiotics. A person with chronic tonsillitis that is caused by other conditions such as acid reflux or enlarged tonsils is not contagious. As you may have guessed, the only way to find the answer is to see the doctor. ...Read more
Diagnosis: Most cases of acute tonsillitis start with a viral infection. Only secondarily, a bacterial infection may result. It is unusual to have a true infection of the tonsils for a month. You need a culture and also Infectious mononucleosis has to be ruled out. It mono spot test is positive, surgery may cure you because this viral infection leads to repeated episodes of tonsillitis. ...Read more
My husband whose 32 has had tonsillitis about 4x already this year, is this alarming? Should he get tonsilectomy?
Is it bad to get tonsillitis? 1st was because on antibiotics, next year I got it and now same year I think I'm getting again. Is it bad?
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