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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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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 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

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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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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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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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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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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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Amoxil (Definition)

Amoxicillin (inn), formerly amoxycillin (ban) in some markets, and abbreviated amox, is a moderate-spectrum, bacteriolytic, β-lactam antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections ...Read more


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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