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Depend how often: If you have only had one episode then that is no reason to have your tonsils out. Typically this is what i'm thinking about taking out tonsils for infection we use the following: seven infections in one year or four infections a year for two years or three infections a year for three years. Of course if you have airway blockage because your tonsils are so big or chronic discharge that can cause opinions about tonsillectomy to change. ...Read more
Can I have HSV1 primary infection in the form of pharyngitis with a couple of buccal ulcers without any ulcer or vesicle on my lips? or this is odd?
Can Valtrex cause Viral Pharyngitis? I have 5 tiny canker sore like ulcers on one tonsil. Symptoms appeared two days after starting pill.
No, Valtrex does not: cause viral pharyngitis. Most likely, the sores you are seeing are from the infection you are treating with the Valtrex. The Valtrex takes some time to begin working & the sores may have already been starting at a sub clinical level. If they are continuing, please see your doctor. ...Read more
I just got HSV1 pharyngitis and the ulcers in my throat have been there for 4 days, pain on swallowing, can i still take acyclovir, & what dose?
See a doctor STAT: You are describing a serious condition. You neneed to be examined by a physician who can prescribe medication for you ...Read more
I have throat infection. I can see something like ulcers on either side of my throat.. I have been taking oraflox and pantowel tablet. Kindly suggest.
Ask your DR for: An accurate diagnosis- it could be a viral or bacterial infection. Try gargling with warm salt water or listerine and finish your meds. Take care! ...Read more
What are the medications that can be used for virus throat infection that lasts longer then a month and gives minor throat ulcers
2yr old with viral rash, fever and ulcers all around edges of tongue. No ear or throat infection present. What's causing it? His breath smells so bad
Coxsackie virus?: Coxsackie virus is usually a milder 3-7 day course self-limited infection commonly known as 'hand, foot, and mouth disease, ' named for the most likely sites it attacks. It occurs mostly in younger children, but also can affect older children and adults. Mouthwash, brushing, and a trip to the doctor are needed, bad breath is a sign of bacterial growth that can complicate the infectious course ...Read more
Had flu and throat infection january, one swollen tonsil since, swollen gland same side sometimes, ulcer on tonsil for last 2 days is this cancer?
Unlikely: Most cancers of the oral cavity and throat are painless and have no symptoms until fairly late in the disease. Lymphomas (a cancer of the lymph nodes) can enlarge nodes and the tonsils but won't often ulcerate. More likely this is an infection, so see your doctor asap about whether you need antibiotics. He/she can judge if you fail to respond and then think of other diagnoses. ...Read more
Culture/throat: Infection of the sinuses, throat and lungs can occur at the same time. In the event that a bacterial illness is causing the disease, then an antibiotic is indicated. A culture of your throat or sputum culture will help your doctor determine the best treatment. Monitoring your temperature and treatment of fever, staying well hydrated and rest will help in the recovery. I hope that helps. ...Read more
Overkill?: Amikacin is an intravenous aminoglycoside class antibiotic. Pharyngitis is usually an outpatient issue that can be handled with oral antibiotics. I'm guessing the patient is hospitalized, and if it's a complicated case of pharyngitis (abcess? ) then antibiotics should be directed towards whatever is cultured. ...Read more
Depends on cause: If your pharyngitis is bacterial, and a bacteria that is susceptible to clindamycin, you should start feeling better in 24-48 hours. Clindamycin will not treat a viral infection. Viral infections will usually go away after 7-10 days. If your symptoms are worsening on antibiotics or you have having a harder time breathing or swallowing, you may want to see your doctor. ...Read more
This site is MedCare: this site is about medical question and answers about medical problems and not nursing care.The only nurses who come in contacts with patients with tonsilopharyngitis,are either Dictors office nurse or in ER.It involved taking vital signs like temp and pulse and history of any allergies. And at the direction of the doctor to do throat swab for quick strep test or culture& give Tylenol (acetaminophen) for fever ...Read more