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Should I still go to work if I have tonsillitis?

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

Dr. Robert Knox
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Tonsillitis (Definition)

Tonsillitis is a condition in which there is a swelling of the tonsils due to a bacterial or viral infection. Common symptoms include fever, and sore throat, ...Read more


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Will probiotics make zpack not work? Because im taking them together also ive been on zpack for 5 days and my tonsillitis still hasnt gone and has pus

Will probiotics make zpack not work? Because im taking them together also ive been on zpack for 5 days and my tonsillitis still hasnt gone and has pus

Zpack: Zpack is not first line antibiotic for tonsillitis or in fact any actual bacterial infection in my opinion. If someone actually improves on ZPACK, they likely had a viral infection or no infection at all. The probiotic is likely to help you more than the ZPACK, in my opinion. ...Read more

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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!

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

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What works against tonsillitis without going to the doctors?

What works against tonsillitis without going to the doctors?

I don't recommend it: Especially at your age it needs looked at as there are some more serious things as well as complications of real tonsillitis that require special care. ...Read more

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I have got tonsillitis and I have taken amoxillin but pain is still there.

I have got tonsillitis and I have taken amoxillin but pain is still there.

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

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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?

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