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What is best medical treatment for tonsilitis?

What is best medical treatment for tonsilitis?

Antibiotics: I am a huge fan of an antibiotic called clindamycin. Tonsillitis usually involves mouth organisms either primarily or secondarily. Clindamycin is very effective against mouth bacteria whereas a lot of other antibiotics aren't. I'm aggressive with tonsil infections treating with antibiotics even with a viral cause. This is because bacterial superinfection occurs as the virus weakens the tonsil. ...Read more

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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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What is best treatment for follicular tonsilitis?

What is best treatment for follicular tonsilitis?

Tonsillitis: If this is chronic and symptomatic best would be to consider tonsillectomy. ...Read more

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What the best medical treatment for " pneumonia"?

What the best medical treatment for " pneumonia"?

For patients that: do not need hospitalization oral antibiotics are usually prescribed. For someone who is 20 years old a standard treatment would be amoxicillin, or my preference is Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) which is a combination of two antibiotics that includes amoxicillin. An alternative is doxycycline which can be taken by people allergic to pen. Also, azithromycin in the for of a 'Z-pack' is a convenient treatment. ...Read more

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What is the best antibiotic treatment for tonsillitis?

What is the best antibiotic treatment for tonsillitis?

Peniciilin: Penicillin is the drug of choice for bacterial tonsillitis, Clindamycin is reasonable for penicillin allergic. Of course viral tonsillitis, which is more common, does not benefit from antibiotic usage. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for mononucleosis?

What is the best treatment for mononucleosis?

Mono: Really is none. Rest, fluids can help. Acyclovir (anti-viral) may speed up recovery, but not a great deal. Vitamins can be important. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for tonsillitis?

What is the treatment for tonsillitis?

Tonsillitis: Bacterial tonsillitis is treated with antibiotics. If the patient had a lot of swelling a doc might add steroids. I also recommend chloraseptic spray followed by gargles with listerine. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for tonsillitis?

Antibiotics: But this depends upon the etiology (cause) of the tonsillitis. Often bacterial, it may be due to other organisms like viruses. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for bronchitis?

What is the best treatment for bronchitis?

Depends....: There are 2 types of bronchitis: acute and chronic, each with different therapies. Acute bronchitis is usually due to either a bacterial or viral infection of the airways. The bacterial infection is treated with antibiotics while the viral infection is treated symptomatically only as antibiotics don't treat viruses. Chronic bronchitis, a form of copd, is treated w/ inhalers, oxygen if needed, etc. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the best treatment for koch's infection?

Please help! what is the best treatment for koch's infection?

Multiple antibiotics: Primary "koch's infection" is better known as pulmonary tuberculosis. Tuberculous infections can be very serious and are diagnosed with a combination of serology, cultures, molecular testing, biopsies, and imaging studies. The best treatment is achieved by having culture results with sensitivity testing to determine which drug combination(s) will best rid the patient of infection. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for mastitis?

What is the best treatment for mastitis?

Fully empty: Warm compresses or hot showers, massage of the firm area, ensure full emptying of your breasts if you have persistent redness or develop fevers or chills, see your physician. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for IBS?

What is the best treatment for IBS?

Keep it simple.: Medical treatment of IBS can get complicated and is never wholly successful. Start simply with plenty of water, 50 grams of fiber daily, small more frequent meals and OTC remedies for bloating and such. Keep your fiber intake divided equally among 5-6 meals/snacks daily. ...Read more

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What is best treatment for vitilligo?

What is best treatment for vitilligo?

Vitiligo: The most effective treatment for vitiligo, especially involving the head and neck area is potent prescription strength topical corticosteroids such as clobetasol cream. Results are fairly good if the treatment is used for many months. Be careful of skin thinning associated with this medication. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for athsma?

What is the best treatment for athsma?

Multiple: Treatments for asthma are divided into two categories: preventative and rescue. Preventative medicines include inhaled steroids and singulair (montelukast). Rescue medicines are usually short acting bronchodilators (albuterol). ...Read more

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What is best treatment for chronic pain?

What is best treatment for chronic pain?

What type of pain?: Your question is pretty vague. What type of pain and for how long? What's been tried already? What medical issues require additional exploration? ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for prostatitis?

What is the best treatment for prostatitis?

Antibiotics: You need antibiotics for this infection of the prostate. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for prostatitis?

What is the best treatment for prostatitis?

Depends on age/cause: There are two types. One is a bacterial infection that needs to be treated with an antibiotic. The other cause is chronic and is treated with several medications-antibiotics, pain medication and medications to relieve symptoms of frequent urination, painful urination and feeling of inadequate emptying of the bladder. ...Read more

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What is best treatment for hemroids?

What is best treatment for hemroids?

None: Eat a healthy hi fiber diet, drink plenty of non caffeinated , non alcoholic fluid daily, more if you exercise or travel by plane alot. 80-100 ounces per day is a good start and go up from there depending on your activity level. Also stop reading on the toilet. Have your bm within 5 minutes or get out and come back when the urge is truly there. ...Read more

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What is best treatment for hidradenitus supportiva?

What is best treatment for hidradenitus  supportiva?

Options: There is no cure for hidradenitis suppurativa but early treatment can help. Treatment options include washings with antibiotic soap, warm compresses, or medications (antibiotics, steroids or immunisuppressant drugs, non-steroidal inflammatory meds, oral retinoid medications, tumor necrosis factor Alpha inhibitors) and in severe cases, surgery. ...Read more

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Whats the best medical treatment for uti?

Whats the best medical treatment for uti?

Identify the Agent: The best method is to do a urine culture. Identify the infectious agent and the right therapeutic agent. This will insure no lack of cures. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for asthma?

What is the best treatment for asthma?

Depends on severity: Treatment of asthma depends on the severity of the disease in an individual patient, which is determined by frequency of daytime or nighttime symptoms, need for quick relief inhaler, interference with work or exercise and lung function. Mild asthma is treated with a short-acting bronchodilator as needed, but more persistent disease is treated with controller medications taken regularly. ...Read more

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