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How Long Does It Take For The White Dots To Disappear If You Have Strep Or Tonsilitis
7-10 days usually: If it is due to tonsillitis and you take antibiotics. Some people have "tonsilliths" (tonsil stones) which will not get better with antibiotics. These appear as whitish pockets of debris that are actually inside the tonsil and sort of poking out. If you've been treated, your throat isn't sore, and you still have white spots-that's likely a tonsillith. See your md if you're concerned. ...Read more
PCN: The person is usually not contagious after completing the first 24 hours of antibiotics and they generally feel significant improvement after 24 to 48 hours. You still need to take the full course of antibiotics. Don't stop just because you are feeling better. ...Read more
For ever.: You have no need to smoke, ever. It's bad for you before, during, or after mono/strep/tonsillitis. If you have stopped for more than three days because of your illness, the physical addiction is already broken and any cravings you feel are just habit. Stay a non-smoker, for the rest of your life. ...Read more
Is tonsillitis, strep and/or pharyngitis catching? Can others catch it from me through common contact while i take antibiotic that works against all 3
Possibly: You can transmit an oral or throat infection by close contact in the early phase of the infection. But not likely with casual contact. Furthermore, after you have been on appropriate antibiotics for 24 hours or so, you won't be infectious. ...Read more
How long can tonsillitis last? Had 6 days of severe pain, much better but still swollen, sore, and I'm absolutely exhausted. Neg rapid strep culture.
If I was prescribed Azithromycin for strep throat 5 days ago and have no improvement. Now I have severe tonsillitis. What do i do? Can I take amox too
Reassessment Needed: While Azithromycin is effective against some forms of strep throat, it does not work for all forms of strep throat. There are also multiple other causes for tonsillitis. Usually if your medication is effective, you begin to feel much better within 2 to 3 days of starting the medication. I recommend you have your throat reevaluated to assess appropriate changes in your treatment or medication. ...Read more
Dr for swollen red r tonsil white patch 7 days ago. Strep neg. No longer sore runny eyes few red spots & white stone remain. Swelling way down. Dr.Dx'd allergic tonsillitis. How long swelling last?
Infection viral: Infectious mononucleosus CMV or adenovirus.Get a more detailed answer ›
Persistent cough, difficulty swallowing and eating, trouble sleeping for long periods of time, white tonsils.. is this strep,mono or tonsillitis?
White tonsils: It could be any of those. You need to see your doctor. Do not put it off any longer. Feel better ...Read more
After 4 month long tonsillitis getting sick. Achy throat, body aches, fatigue. Mono,strep,std,hiv neg. antibotics,post nasal, steriods meds not help.
See full answer: Tonsillitis is an infection or inflammation of the tonsils. Strep is a specific bacteria that can cause tonsillitis or pharyngitis (infection of the throat). Mononucleosis is an infection caused by epstein barr virus. All three can present with severe sore throat, fever, and other symptoms. Your doctor can differentiate between them with a combination of physical exam and tests. ...Read more
Why am i always getting strep or tonsillitis, this is the 2nd time I've gotten it this yr, is it cause i live with older people?
Possibly: Usually its the other way around. That is, young children frequently become ill because they attend day care where many children harbor viral infections. At age 53 most people do not become infected with bacteria as often as children. However, i see adults at your age with tonsillitis but rarely. I do not think that living with older people is commonly a reason for frequent infections. ...Read more
Strep throat: Tonsillitis is a generic term that describes an irritation/inflammation of the tonsils. Tonsillitis can be caused by infectious bacteria or viruses strep throat refers to the bacterial organism sometimes responsible tor tonsillitis. It is characterized by beefy red, ulcerated, very painful tonsillitis. Strep throat remains the most common reason for removing the tonsils. ...Read more
Culture: The only way you can determine if you have Streptococcus as a cause of your tonsillitis is to have a swab culture directly into the tonsillar tissue. Although one can suspect it clinically, there are other bacterial causes of bacterial tonsillitis, including S. pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenza, and Moraxella catharhalis. ...Read more
Is it possible for strep or tonsillitis to still get worse the first day after starting antibiotics?
Possibly: Bacterial infections can worsen, even if beginning antibiotics. Sometime patients feel worse in 24 or so hours due to substances released into the body from the death of the bacteria and cell death. Antibiotics do not guarantee cure. If one is worsening after beginning antibiotics and there is concern, a phone call to the doctor may be warranted or a re-visit. Give it a chance then call. ...Read more
Culture: A culture of the throat is the definitive way to diagnose the problem. ...Read more
Yes: The bacteria is likely all over your throat but you may only have one tonsil that has significant swelling. However, if one side is markedly swollen to the point that it is causing the uvula to be pulled to one side that could be a serious condition called a peri-tonsilar abscess. That can impact the airway and merits emergency care. ...Read more
Two issues: Tonsillitis is a nonspecific term designating the tonsils as inflamed ; may occur with many germs including strep. Strep throat indicates a specific agent streptococcus group a which is easily confirmed with a quick test or culture. While viral tonsillitis requires no abx ; will self heal, strep needs rx to prevent complications ; prevent spread within the community. ...Read more
Two issues: Tonsillitis is a nonspecific term designating the tonsils as inflamed & may occur with many germs including strep. Strep throat indicates a specific agent streptococcus group a which is easily confirmed with a quick test or culture. While viral tonsillitis requires no abx & will self heal, strep needs rx to prevent complications & prevent spread within the community. ...Read more
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