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I have tonsillitis again. Im also alergic to amoxicillin what are the other treatments?

I have tonsillitis again. Im also alergic to amoxicillin what are the other treatments?

Many Others: Depending on the type of infection being treated, clindamycin, zithromax, or even a cephalosporin-class antibiotic like Keflex (some people allergic to penicillin are also allergic to cephalosporins though) could be used. ...Read more

Amoxicillin (Definition)

Amoxicillin is in the penicillin class of antibiotics. All penicillins are distinguished by the presence of a beta-lactam ring, and are known to kill bacteria by inhibiting synthesis (production) ...Read more


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I get tonsillitis maybe 1 or 2 times per years always get amoxicillin to cure it.How can I avoid this or other treatments ?

I get tonsillitis maybe 1 or 2 times per years always get amoxicillin to cure it.How can I avoid this or other treatments ?

Tonsillectomy?: You don't want to let throat infections go without treating them as bad things can result. If you're having that many infections each year, you might wanna consider having your tonsils removed. If you're an adult (as i assume) then this isn't a trivial operation but it might give you some relief. ...Read more

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If i was taking amoxicillin for my tonsillitis will the amoxicillin help cure gonarrhea because my sex partner say he has gonarrhea?

No! See doc asap!: Gonorrhea (gc) has become a very resistant bacteria. To make matters worse, when there is gc there is often other bacteria that need to be treated. I would be concerned the tonsillitis could even be from the gc itself. Gc needs an injected antibiotic called Ceftriaxone to cure it and it would be worth being treated for chlamydia at same time which needs a different pill. See your doctor asap! ...Read more

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How fast can amoxicillin cure tonsillitis?

Quick: Works within 24 hours. If if tonsilitis is due to strep (babh strep). Bicillin g (injection) is the best, followed by oral penicillin (pen vk). There other options as well if it's viral then antibiotic will not help. ...Read more

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I have what looks like tonsillitis or infected toncills, I have amoxicillin should I take it to help?

No: Never take antibiotics indiscriminately. It only leads to antibiotic resistance. Most infections are viral and go away with time. If patients have antibiotics at home, when i see them in the office i tell them whether or not to take it, and if culture or strep test is needed, tell them to take it if the results are positive. ...Read more

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Just went to dr for the 3rd time in the last 3-4 weeks - on amoxicillin twice, now taking a zpac for suspected tonsillitis... Do i need them removed?

Grade: If your tonsils are swollen to grade 3 or 4, you might want to see an ent, md right away. Also, if your tonsils block your airway, it would be important to get is checked out right away. ...Read more

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How long will it take for amoxicillin to work for my 3 year olds tonsillitis ?

How long will it take for amoxicillin to work for my 3 year olds tonsillitis ?

Varies: Usually within 7 to 10 days, improvement should be seen earlier than that... ...Read more

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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 ?

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 ?

Not actually: Do you have fever and pain too? Most likely your throat had a viral infection and there is residual exudate. If you had a positive strep culture, you should check with your doctor for follow up. ...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


Dr. Philip Miller
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Amoxil (Definition)

Amoxil is a third generation penicillin which is a kind of penincillin type drug (anti-bacterial ...Read more