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What Is Best Treatment For Follicular Tonsillitis
I am suffering from acute and chronic follicular tonsilitis. Please suggest the treatment and diet?
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
My 14 months old son has had tonsillitis three times in the last six months. What is the best treatment.?
Infection: There is not a lot that you can do for a viral illness even if it occurs multiple times. Hand washing is key in preventing many contact diseases. ...Read more
Depends: Choice of therapy depends upon the etiology of the tonsillar inflammation. Often due to grp a beta-hemolytic strep, but can be due to staph aureus or other bacterial pathogens. If due to infectious mononucleosis or similar viral infections there is no treatment. Many doctors will begin with a physical exam. It it looks bacterial then an oral cephalosporin, quinolone, amoxicillin/clavulanate. ...Read more
INFECTION. ..?: Both sounds infection, by virus or bacteria. If mild, there can be low grade fever, cough, poor oral intake. Make sure the child drinks enough fluid, use a humidifier in the room, keep nose clean. With these 2 diagnosis you made: the child needs to be seen by a qualified medical personnel of a doctor. ...Read more
Bacteria vs. Viral: There are 2 possible answers to your question. If a throat culture has not been taken, then all bets are off because you do not know the cause of your tonsillitis (presuming that is the correct diagnosis) either an inappropriate antibiotic has not been used or the cause is viral. Make sure of the correct diagnosis and and get the correct treatment. ...Read more
Viral tonsillitis: This usually runs its course within 7-10 days. Exception: mono is a virus that can cause a severe case that can last for weeks! With viral tonsillitis, there is no specific treatment. General treatment includes steroids to decrease swelling, pain medications (tablets or numbing gargles). Drink plenty fluids, rest plenty, take Ibuprofen for fever. ...Read more
I keep getting tonsillitis, despite X 2 Penicillin V prescriptions. AOS blood tests "upper range of normal" what treatment would help?
Don't overtreat: Penicillin won't prevent future attacks, and is appropriate only if there's good reason to think this is strep throat. Antistreptolysin O titers are useful only if actual rheumatic fever is a consideration; don't over-interpret these or any other labs especially when they're in reference range or you'll go crazy. Ask about tonsillectomy given that there's variable evidence / thought. ...Read more
Diagnosed by ENT for Chronic Tonsillitis. Want a 2nd opinion please on any treatment before going to surgery. Any options to discuss with my ENT?
Prescribed Phenoxymethly penicillin for infected nose piercing and tonsillitis. 2 4 times a day for 10 days. Is this a good treatment?
I've just finished antibiotic treatment 4 tonsillitis. Feeling great but I discovered on 1 side of my neck close to jawline a movable, hard lump. Scared?
Lymph node.: That is your lymph node (part of your body, s immune system to fight infection) which probably got enlarged because of your recent tonsillitis, It is nothing to worry about and should decrease in size gradually, but if it continues to get bigger or you notice other symptoms, have it evaluated. ...Read more
Could I have a tonsil stone? One sided tonsillitis 3 weeks ago, still feels like something behind tonsil, sore and difficult swallowing. Treatment?
Sore thorat: I am not sure what "follicular" tonsillitis is. In children, tonsillitis means infected tonsils, usually viral but occasionally strep bacteria. Symptoms are sore throat, maybe fever, maybe tender, enlarged lymph glands in the neck. Treat the pain with Acetaminophen or ibuprofen. If it is strep and your child is over 3, then antibiotics will be needed. L, . ...Read more
I'm 39 week pregnant my c.s e spinal anaesthesia on Monday I started to suffer today from tonsillitis (follicular) should I postpone the operation?
Hi, I'm having recurring headache on left side and fever. Both start at 5:30pm everyday. I'm presently on medication for follicular tonsillitis.
Am having a sever throat pain for a week, diagnosed follicular tonsillitis, and was prescribed ceftriaxone 1g im once daily, I ve taken 2 and still hurts?
Check out these: Links. Take care! Http://www. M.webmd. Com/cold-and-flu/tc/sore-throat-home-treatment. Http://www. Health. Com/health/m/gallery/0, 20640098, 00.Html. ...Read more
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