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

I have tonsillitis again. I'm 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

Dr. Robert Knox
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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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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?

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 tonsillitis 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

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My daughter is 17 months and was diagnosed with tonsillitis 3days ago. She was put on amoxicillin 5ml 3 times a day. Today she has a light rash.

My daughter is 17 months and was diagnosed with tonsillitis 3days ago. She was put on amoxicillin 5ml 3 times a day. Today she has a light rash.

Rash and tonsillitis: Strep tonsillitis can have a rash associated with it but it is sandpapery in texture and in the warm areas of the body (groin axilla etc.). Sometimes Amoxicillin can cause a fine rash but usually about seven days into treatment. Finally if it was not proven strep it could have been a viral tonsillitis and some viruses can cause a rah. Lastly antibiotic allergy can cause a rah. Talk to your M.D. ...Read more

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I have really bad tonsillitis, been on amoxicillin 50mg for 2 and a half days, not clearing it as fast as I would like, can I take 4 a day?

Even better idea..: Get another antibiotic. There's a lot of resistance to the penicillin derivatives in the bacteria out there these days. Amoxicillin just might not be working at all, and might not work no matter how much you take of how long you take it. Rather than fiddle with the dose yourself, revisit your doctor and get a different antibiotic. ...Read more

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What is the dose of amoxicillin in tonsillitis and how frequent should I take 500mg dose per day and for how much days (i am 23 year old man)?

What is the dose of amoxicillin in tonsillitis and how frequent should I take 500mg dose per day and for how much days (i am 23 year old man)?

875 mg twice a day: You should discuss with your physician that prescribed this for you but generally the dose of Amoxicillin for tonsillitis/pharyngitis is 875 mg two times daily for 10 days. ...Read more

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Will amoxicillin kill bacteria that cause tonsillitis, and abcesses from tonsilitis?

Yes but: The most common germ causing bacterial tonsillitis is strep. Strep remains 100% susceptible to amoxicillan
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if there is a large collection of pus, the antibiotic cannot get in to the center of it and abcesses often/usually require surgery to get rid of it. ...Read more

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My baby w fever 101.7 is diagnosed for tonsillitis is prescribed 400 mg /5 ml bid amoxicillin is that correct dosage? Thank you

My baby w fever 101.7 is diagnosed for tonsillitis is prescribed 400 mg /5 ml bid amoxicillin is that correct dosage? Thank you

Depends on: Your baby's age, weight, and severity of illness. Usual dose is 20-45mg/kg/day in 2 divided doses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are still not sure of the dose. ...Read more

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How long does it take for tonsillitis to clear up? 1 swollen tonsil for a week w/ white patch. Other symptoms improving. On amoxicillin past 4 days.

How long does it take for tonsillitis to clear up? 1 swollen tonsil for a week w/ white patch. Other symptoms improving. On amoxicillin past 4 days.

Tonsillitis: This is highly variable and may depend on the frequency with which you have had this previously, the organism responsible, whether it is susceptible to the antibiotic prescribed, and other factors. If this has not become asymptomatic within a week go back and revisit the doctor. If only the patch remains, you could either ignore it or see an ENT doctor to determine if further management is needed. ...Read more

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Tonsillitis and started talking amoxicillin pills 3days now. I went from having some puss on my tonsil to it covered? Could it be something else?

Tonsillitis and started talking amoxicillin pills 3days now. I went from having some puss on my tonsil to it covered? Could it be something else?

Call the Dr who Rx'd: The Dr who examined, Dx'd and Rx'd is the best to ask. No one else can do it w/o seeing you, getting a swab and testing it. Don't stop the pills - take as prescribed! Be patient and call them ASAP. ...Read more

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Everyone, I am currently taking amoxil (amoxicillin) for my tonsillitis and strep throat. Are there any side effects to this medicine?

Everyone, I am currently taking amoxil (amoxicillin) for my tonsillitis and strep throat. Are there any side effects to this medicine?

Few side effects: Amoxil (amoxicillin) is usually well tolerated and the side effects are very few also. As with most antibiotics you could have diarrhea, stomach ache, vomiting and a rash. Hive like rashes should be reported to your doctor immediately. ...Read more

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I'm on the implant, but I have been taking amoxicillin for tonsillitis, as it is an antibiotic could I get pregnant during unprotected intercourse?

I'm on the implant, but I have been taking amoxicillin for tonsillitis, as it is an antibiotic could I get pregnant during unprotected intercourse?

Doubtful: If you get pregnant it is very unlikely to be due to the fact that you are taking amoxicillin. This should not interfere with birth control which is never perfect. ...Read more

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I'm 5 weeks pregnant have tonsillitis for 3 days on antibiotics amoxicillin and now coughing up bloody phlegm but it's very hard to bring up, normal?

I'm 5 weeks pregnant have tonsillitis for 3 days on antibiotics amoxicillin and now coughing up bloody phlegm but it's very hard to bring up, normal?

More info: Coughing up bloody sputum is often cause for concern, but the most common cause is simply bronchitis. If you're having other symptoms, or the blood persists or worsens, I'd revisit your doctor. At a minimum, I would discuss this with the person who prescribed your antibiotics, as they're the only one with your complete clinical picture. ...Read more

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Tonsillitis for 3wks. Took amoxicillin & zithromax swelling has not gone down and throat still scratchy?? Been sick on and off for one month now.

Tonsillitis for 3wks. Took amoxicillin & zithromax swelling has not gone down and throat still scratchy?? Been sick on and off for one month now.

Viral?: Probably not bacterial as evidenced by failure to improve with typical antibiotics. Your doc should consider viral causes of this including mononucleosis. ...Read more

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I'm being treated for a sinus infection, an ear infection, and tonsillitis with amoxicillin. My symptoms seem worse now (after 5 days) is this normal?

Contact Ur PCP: Your present sx may indicate the germ or germs involved are resistant to the antibiotic you are taking. Contact your pcp discuss your sx. A followup or change in med is in order. ...Read more

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Is having sudden nauseous bouts after stopping amoxicillin for more than 2 weeks normal? 500g for tonsilitis, took it for 7 days (complete course).

Is having sudden nauseous bouts after stopping amoxicillin for more than 2 weeks normal? 500g for tonsilitis, took it for 7 days (complete course).

Not normal but...: I recommend a re-evaluation by your doctor since the sudden nausea is not normal. Associating this symptom with your recent use of amoxicillin, is presumptive- depending on certain situations, there might be another reason for the sudden nausea that has lasted for more than 2 weeks. ...Read more

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How do you treat tonsilitis? Would amoxicillin be bad for me?

Get a check up: If you are having any symptoms of "tonsillitis", I would advise you to get evaluated by your physician immediately. Self medication with antibiotics is never a good idea! ...Read more

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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 bacterial tonsillitis and im in extreme severe pain! I'm taking my second round of amoxicilin and was wondering what I should take or do for the horrible horrible pain.?

I have bacterial tonsillitis and im in extreme severe pain! I'm taking my second round of amoxicilin and was wondering what I should take or do for the horrible horrible pain.?

Get re-evaluated: For tonsilitis, amoxicilin should do the job and you should feel better after few days of therapy. Since you are on second round of amoxicillin, it may not be the right med for you--possible resistent bug. Also, tonsillitis usually does not cause "horrible pain." I suggest getting re-evalutated for possible abscess, aphthous ulcers which can be very painfull. Consult doc. Good luck. ...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


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