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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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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 am suffering from acute and chronic follicular tonsilitis.Please suggest the treatment and diet?

I am suffering from acute and chronic follicular tonsilitis.Please suggest the treatment and diet?

Tonsillitis?: Soft diet, maintaining fluid intake and pain control are key to getting better. If your pmd or ENT prescribed any medications, be sure to take them as directed. Follow -up as recommended. If you get frequent, recurrent episodes, you may need to have your tonsils removed. ...Read more

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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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Which treatment for tonsillitis is the very best?

Which treatment for tonsillitis is the very best?

Treat Tonsillitis: Depends upon the cause. If viral tonsillitis, treat the symptoms. If bacterial, a ten day course of antibiotics. If irritative tonsillitis, try to eliminate the irritant. Many causes, many treatments. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for quinsy/tonsillitis?

Quinsy: Quinsy generally refers to an abscess. This often requires drainage of the abscess and antibiotics. ...Read more

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My 14 months old son has had tonsillitis three times in the last six months. What is the best treatment. ?

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

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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 treatment for tonsillitis?

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 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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Hi m a medical student please dr tell me treatment for tonsillitis?

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

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I am getting over tonsillitis, what signs indicate a complication that would require medical treatment?

Complication: I cannot answer that well since you say you are getting over tonsillitis. If that is getting better you should not need medical treatment. If you think that not is all well, please call your doctor. I suspect all will be OK. Please let me know. ...Read more

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Treatment for bronchitis and tonsillitis for 2years old child?

Treatment for bronchitis and tonsillitis for 2years old child?

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

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What can you do if antibiotic treatment for tonsillitis fails?

What can you do if antibiotic treatment for tonsillitis fails?

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

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How long does viral tonsillitis last? Is there really no treatment?

How long does viral tonsillitis last?  Is there really no treatment?

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

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I keep getting tonsillitis, despite X 2 Penicillin V prescriptions. AOS blood tests "upper range of normal" what treatment would help?

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