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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.
Can I take Cefixime for 9 days instead of 10 for strep tonsillitis . I’m getting very dry eyes and lips , my face feels hot too
I wouldn't stop: The data used to determine eradication of strep & removal of risk of long term strep complications is based on 10 days of treatment with a penicillin based drug like cefixime. I doubt your symptoms are related. The choice is yours. Was it a confirmed strep, or just a guess ? ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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
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