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Doctor insights on: Medication For Tonsillitis

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Will my medication for tonsillitis and gastristis effect my home pregnancy test? If it does effect what should I do to get accurate result?

Will my medication for tonsillitis and gastristis effect my home pregnancy test? If it does effect what should I do to get accurate result?

Did you miss a: Period? You should do a home pregnancy test only if you have missed your period by 4-5 days. You did not mention the medication you are taking, but it is unlikely that that will affect the results of the pregnancy test. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions in the package carefully. ...Read more

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Tonsillitis (Definition)

An inflammation of the tonsil tissue, which can be either an acute or chronic process. Most of the time, it is caused by infection. In the acute phase, most cases of tonsillitis are viral. Once the problem extends beyond 10 days, it typically ...Read more


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What would be the best medication/antibiotic for tonsillitis (only right side of tonsil is painful)? Need help... : (

What would be the best medication/antibiotic for tonsillitis (only right side of tonsil is painful)? Need help... : (

Diagnosis: If you have a bacterial tonsillitis which can only be documented by a throat culture, then Augmentin is the drug of choice if you are not allergic to penicillin. If you are allergic, Ceftin (cefuroxime) or Levaquin would be my choices. But a culture and sensitivity is the only certain method to determine if and what antibiotic you should be given. ...Read more

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How many days can I delay with out medication if I have tonsillitis?

How many days can I delay with out medication if I have tonsillitis?

Question not clear: Do you mean days you can wait before starting medication? Or do you mean once having started how many days can you interrupt treatment? In latter case, if you have sore throat and fever for more than 2-3 days you should have a doctor examine you. Once having started medication one should finish the complete the course (usually 5 or 10 days). If you miss a day restart and complete the course. ...Read more

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Hi. I have had tonsillitis twice in 2 weeks. Went to doctor yesterday and got new medication but this morning it's much worse. What should I do?

Hi. I have had tonsillitis twice in 2 weeks. Went to doctor yesterday and got new medication but this morning it's much worse. What should I do?

Talk to that doctor: Hard to evaluate you over the internet. If the treatment prescribed is not working talk to the doctor who has examined you, knows what your treatment is and knows what past treatments have failed. Some times it takes a new treatment a day or two before you see results. ...Read more

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I am HIV positive and believe I have tonsillitis. If I am prescribed antibiotics, are there any with dangerous reactions to my ARV medication?

I am HIV positive and believe I have tonsillitis. If I am prescribed antibiotics, are there any with dangerous reactions to my ARV medication?

Often, yes: Every ARV regimen has a set of interactions. Most of them are not immediately dangerous but can alter metabolism of either your ARV or the other medication and many require dose adjustments or alternate medication choices. Any physician who prescribes an antibiotic to a patient on other medications (ARV or others) should check for and consider such interactions when choosing the antibiotic. ...Read more

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I have tonsillitis and have been taking penicillin antibiotics for it but my urine has a very strong smell like the medication but it's very dark, help?

I have tonsillitis and have been taking penicillin antibiotics for it but my urine has a very strong smell like the medication but it's very dark, help?

Drink more water: May be slightly dehydrated or sometimes certain dyes in pills can cause the urine to change color. If does not clear after you finish antibiotics see your doctor. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with tonsillitis a couple of days ago, after a day of taking medication, these yellow bumps formed on my tongue and hurt so much, what is it?

Custom answer needed: Since you have already been diagnosed with tonsillitis and medication to treat, please consult with your doctor. S/he will be the best person to get an answer to your question. Tonsillitis can be caused by virus or bacteria. Other systemic conditions may be playing a role, so with your own condition, you will need an answer customized only for you by the doctor who knows your tonsillitis already. ...Read more

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I had tonsillitis and I was given zpak but my tonsils are still swollen what I should I do? What other medication can my doctor give me?

Tonsillitis: The tonsils are a part of the lymphoid system of immune defenses and will enlarge with infection in their area of coverage. They may remain enlarged for some time after clearance of the infection. ...Read more

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1yr10months boy; high temperature, convulsions earlier in the day, ear infection, possibly tonsillitis 2. Mild flu; blocked nose, cough. Medication?

1yr10months boy; high temperature, convulsions earlier in the day, ear infection, possibly tonsillitis 2. Mild flu; blocked nose, cough. Medication?

Febrile seizures: If he has an ear infection it is due to the mucus which has backed up from the nose. You can help the problem by using salt water nose drops, a vaporizer, and bulb syringe to such up the mucus. Antibiotics such as Amoxil for the ear infection itself. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil for fever control. Warm baths when you see the temp riding rapidly or over 102 to try and prevent future seizuring. ...Read more

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Over the counter medication for tonsilitis?

Over the counter medication for tonsilitis?

Chloraseptic: If Severe seek medical attention for treatment. If mild without fever and chills or trouble swallowing consider Chloraseptic Spray! ...Read more

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My son 2yrs has tonsillitis. Temp. High. 4 4days. Taking antibios 1day now. Temp still too high > 39d.C. Over the counter drug 2 bring temp. Down?

My son 2yrs has tonsillitis. Temp. High. 4 4days. Taking antibios 1day now. Temp still too high > 39d.C. Over the counter drug 2 bring temp. Down?

Why didn't Dr advise: You need to give weight-based, children's tylenol (acetaminophen) or children's Ibuprofen to help reduce discomfort and fever. If not controlled / if concerns, take to pediatrician / urgent care. ...Read more

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If you are allergic to penicillin, what would be your preferred drug to treat tonsillitis/pharyngitis?

If you are allergic to penicillin, what would be your preferred drug to treat tonsillitis/pharyngitis?

Other choices: If it is a bacterial infection, the most common antibiotic would be erythromycin or a similar drug. However, many cases PF pharyngitis are due to viruses and don't require any antibiotic. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for my tonsillitis until I can see a doctor?

Other than pain meds: Other than pain medication such as ibuprofen, tylenol, (acetaminophen) lozenges and gargles, there is no cure otc available. You need to determine if you have strep, requiring an antibiotic to prevent serious complications. Call your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes tonsillitis?

Tonsil inflammation: Tonsillitis is a general term that describes tonsil inflammation. It can be "acute" when there is a sudden onset, active, often more severe infection, sometimes caused by "strep" or other bacteria/viruses. It can be "chronic" when the inflammation is on-going for long periods of time and causes a sore throat and swollen glands, white cheesy stuff coming out of the tonsils, etc. ...Read more

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Can tonsillitis be cured?

Yes: Antibiotics work well for most tonsillitis; for recurrent tonsillitis (several times a year), see your ENT for risk reduction. ...Read more

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Can you die from tonsillitis?

Can you die from tonsillitis?

Rarely: Tonsillitis is a treatable infection. Left untreated, in rare circumstances, the infection may spread to other tissues, cause septicemia and death. Tonsillitis may be followed by renal and heart disease. ...Read more

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Does tonsillitis ever spread?

Tonsillitis spread: Yes, tonsil infections can "spread" to include pus accumulation in the areas next to the tonsils called the peritonsillar space to cause a peritonsillar abscess. Lymph nodes in the neck can get infected as well.
Untreated tonsillitis has the potential to lead to blood poisoning or sepsis. Streptococcal tonsillitis can be complicated by inflammation of the kidneys. ...Read more

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How do you catch tonsillitis?

Tonsillitis: You can be exposed to someone who has an infection. These infections can be spread by direct contact, coughing or sneezing, or by eating or drinking something that is contaminated. Can also occur if your bodies immune system is weakened and typical mouth bacteria grow out of control. ...Read more

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How long can tonsillitis last?

If viral: Ade essays to a week if you have. Fever get checked for strep throat ...Read more

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Is tonsillitis a serious illness?

Is tonsillitis a serious illness?

Not usually: Our first president (george washington) died from a complication related to surgery for tonsillitis but generally tonsillitis is not serious... Other than causing severe pain. Complications include a peritonsillar abscess and severe swelling which can block your breathing. More importantly the streptococcus organism can produce toxins which can cause heart and kidney damage. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of tonsillitis?

What are symptoms of tonsillitis?

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 more

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What are symptoms of tonsillitis?

Fever, pain,: Difficulty with swallowing. If you have pain when opening your mouth, you need to see a doctor right away because it could signify underlying abscess that might require surgical drainage. ...Read more