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Should I Still Go To Work If I Have Tonsillitis
Depends on cause: Many people will have mild tonsillitis with common cold of flu and it would be okay to go to work, once you are beyond three days from the start of illness. However, strep throat needs to be treated immediately to avoid complications. Rarely, tonsillitis may be due to a serious infectious illness such as diphtheria which should be treated asap and you should avoid work till cleared by a doc. Read more
Will probiotics make zpack not work? Because im taking them together also ive been on zpack for 5 days and my tonsillitis still hasn't gone and has pus
22 months old have a viral tonsilitis, and on antibiotic 7 days. But her nose is still extremely stuffed. Saline drops and decong. Doesn't work at all!
Saline drops are it: If the tonsillitis is viral there is no reason for the antibiotic. Stuffiness are part of a respiratory virus and needs to resolve on its own. I know your child is uncomfortable but there is not much you can do but wait it out. The fda has warned against using decongestants in young children. You certainly know from your own experience that you can be stuffy for days when you get a cold. Read more
Was told over a week ago I had bronchisits and tonsillitis still have a terrible cough what could be going on?
Not surprising: Tonsillitis can be caused frequently by a viral infection. Therefore, an antibiotic is not needed. Secondly as high as 40 to 50% of non-typable hemophilus influenza (a bacteria often causing tonsil infection) is not sensitive to amoxicillin. The correct way to treat tonsillitis is to culture the throat before treatment and determine what bacteria may be the cause and treat specifically. Read more
I have had tonsillitis for four weeks now and am on my third course of antibiotics and it still won't go away what can I do about this?
The real issue: You need to know what is being treated hear. Go back to the beginning and start over. Go to the doctor start with blood draw. May all be viral. Just start over Read more
Listen to Doctor: Stay away until your doctor tells you that you are not contagious. Read more
I've got tonsillitis and its purple but it's the second time I've had it only under 3 weeks I've had the pensilin but dident work?
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?
I woke up with a flushed face and it's still here it's 2 pm now, no new meds apparently clean bill of health. I do have tonsillitis though.
Inconsistent: It is difficult to state that you have "just got over tonsillitis. Still sore? The two statements are inconsistent. Either you have not completely resolved your tonsillitis (if indeed that is the correct diagnosis) or it is a persistent inflammatory process in other areas of your throat. For example, the pharynx, the base of tongue, or base of your throat may still be inflamed. See a physician. Read more
Varies: Usually within 7 to 10 days, improvement should be seen earlier than that... 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had tonsillitis and was put on amoxicillin for 10 days, I have one more day but I still see white puss on them should I get more meds?
Got bacterial tonsillitis + have been given penicillinV, I haven't collected penicillin + has started to feel better should I still get the penicillin?
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