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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 most 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
Painful hard bumps near base of tongue.Feels something stuck in throat.Stifnes in neck&ear.Lingual tonsillitis?How long b4 it goes away on antibiotics
Tonsillitis symptoms: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 of the above, but usually without the fever. Go see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually not: Tonsillitis is an annoying issue but usually very treatable. Strep throat should be treated with antibiotics to prevent some scary complications like scarlet fever, rheumatic fever, kidney inflammation or abscesses of the peritonsillar space. Also, severe swelling of tonsils (and adenoids) with mono or other infections and cause airway obstruction. So get a tonsil infection checked out! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer