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What is the best OTC medicine for tonsillitis?

What is the best OTC medicine for tonsillitis?

SORE throat suggest: Hydrate, lozenges especially cepacol which has mild anesthetic properties, tylenol, (acetaminophen) advil, throat coat tea are suggestions. Gargle with warm salt water with a dissolved Aspirin in it. If fever, large lymph glands, or infected looking tonsils then get culture for strep. ...Read more

Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Pain Relief (Definition)

A recent study showed that in a hospitalized group of patients it was not the actual degree of pain relief that determined patient satisfaction. It was the perceived concern on the part of the heath care providers and their attempts to alleviate the degree of pain that mattered. Even ...Read more


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What will be the best way to treat tonsillitis?

What will be the best way to treat tonsillitis?

Depends: If caused by a bacterial infection, antibiotics are needed. If caused by a viral infection, time improves. Other causes such such as allergies or trauma require specific interventions. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for quinsy/tonsillitis?

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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What is the best thing to soothe tonsillitis?

Soothe tonsillitis: Pain control with otc Motrin or Ibuprofen can be helpful. Hydrogen peroxide gargles are also useful. For best improvement, see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What is the best thing to treat Tonsillitis caused from a virus? And how long does it usually last?

What is the best thing to treat Tonsillitis caused from a virus? And how long does it usually last?

Rest, fluids, OTC: Rest and fluids and patience are the first line for a viral sore throat. If there is pain, over the counter Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen can be taken. If severe and the swelling makes it difficult to swallow, see your doctor who can prescribe steroids for the swelling. ...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 would be the best medication/antibiotic for tonsillitis (only right side of tonsil is painful)? Need help... : (

What would be the best medication/antibiotic for tonsillitis (only right side of tonsil is painful)? Need help... : (

Diagnosis: If you have a bacterial tonsillitis which can only be documented by a throat culture, then Augmentin is the drug of choice if you are not allergic to penicillin. If you are allergic, Ceftin (cefuroxime) or Levaquin would be my choices. But a culture and sensitivity is the only certain method to determine if and what antibiotic you should be given. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for tonsilitis? I am taking maintenance med for high cholesterol. Already took co-amoxiclav for 7 days.

Listen to your body: If one has a sore throat after taking a powerful antibiotic like generic augmentum, it is helpful to re-consider the cause of the inflammation. Persons with high cholesterol and high blood pressure are often over weight and may a hiatal hernia resulting in reflux irritating the throat. Eating 6 small equal meals of healthy foods would help all three problems. ...Read more

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Had chest pressure and hoarse voice for 4 days. Thought maybe bronchitis after zpack still no relief. Should I go get checked? Possibly tonsillitis?

Odds are you have: And had a viral infection which is why you have no response to the Z-pak. Probably influenza. Unlikely to be tonsillitis from your description but it would't hurt to get checked out since you are uncomfortable. Your health care provider will be able to give you tips for dealing with viral infections so maybe you can avoid indiscriminate use of antibiotics in the future. ...Read more

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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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Best antibiotics for tonsillitis?

Best antibiotics for tonsillitis?

Usually none: Unless you have a positive strep test, your tonsillitis is probably due to a viral infection. Antibiotics are useless and aren't recommended. If you have a positive strep test, the best treatment is penicillin or amoxicillin. ...Read more

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Continious tonsillitis for 4 years kid and cough with mucous. Best ttt.

Continious tonsillitis for 4 years kid and cough with mucous. Best ttt.

Could be sinusitis: Confused as tonsillitis, given that the child has cough and mucous, tonsillitis wound't cause such, please check with his pediatrician / ENT doctor, if chronic sinusitis treatment would constitute longer course of antibiotics and other measures, good luck ...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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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 is the best pain relief for rheumatoid arthitis?

What is the best pain relief for rheumatoid arthitis?

See a rheumatolotist: Depends on the activity of the disease. You may need disease modifiying drugs which can stop the damage to the joints. Sometime the disease becomes dormant and doesn't require these powerful and sometimes dangerous drugs. A rheumatologist is your best bet to get the right treatment. You want to make sure it is really RA that is being treated, too. ...Read more

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What is the best pain relief medication for back pain?

What is the best pain relief medication for back pain?

Consider eval: Stretching, heat from a shower or heating pad (don't get burned), massage, & acupuncture can help. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) can help with both pain relief and in reducing inflammation. Examples are ibuprofen (like Advil, Nuprin or Motrin), Naproxen sodium (like Aleve, (naproxen) Naprosyn, Anaprox) or Asprin (such as Bayer, Ecotrin, Ascriptin). Avoid NSAID's if pregnant or allergic. ...Read more

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What is the best pain relief for baby being circumcised?

What is the best pain relief for baby being circumcised?

LMX cream for 1/2hr: Lmx or similar cream on outer shaft skin & 2% Lidocaine jelly on glans when exposed. Suck on sweetease (sugar water) to release endrophins which will minimize pain. Does not need injection of local anesthetic as pain from injection matches or may exceed pain of the circumcision.We found this in a trial many years ago by quantitating & comparing amount of crying from circs with & without injection. ...Read more

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Please tell me what in your opinion is the best pain relief during labour?

Please tell me what in your opinion is the best pain relief during labour?

Epidurals: Lumbar epidurals are the best, safe in the trained hands and effective, I could not imagine delivery without it! ...Read more

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Please advise what is the best pain relief for toothache for children aged 12 years?

Please advise what is the best pain relief for toothache for children aged 12 years?

Children's Tylenol (acetaminophen): You need to see a pedosintist who is a children's dental specialist as soon as possible, but in the meantime give them children's tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more

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What is the best pain relief for syatica?

What is the best pain relief for syatica?

Relief pain sciatica: You mean pain of sciatica.Sciatica is caused by irritation or compression of one or more of the five spinal nerve roots which comprise sciatic nerve. It can be from herniated disc, spinal stenosis or piriform syndrom. Your doctor will be able to explain what these are. The treatment is non steroidal pain meds like motrin, muscle relaxants, bed rest is controversal, and some time physical therapy may help. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the best pain relief for trapped nerve in the bladder?

Please help! What is the best pain relief for trapped nerve in the bladder?

Bladder nerve: Bladder does not have a nerve in itself inside it. If you were told this by a physician, ask for clarification. A urologist may be able to help better. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the best pain relief for extracted wisdom teeth?

What is the best pain relief for extracted wisdom teeth?

NSAID, narcotics: Usually NSAID and narcotics. For best results and information, make sure your evaluation and treatment are done by a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the best pain relief for my daughters severe diaper rash?

What is the best pain relief for my daughters severe diaper rash?

What to do: For diaper rash keep baby's skin clean & dry. Change diaper as soon as it's soiled or wet. For healing allow baby to go without diaper for periods of time so affected area can air out. Avoid tight diapers or airtight covers over diaper. Meds your Dr. Might recommend include antifungal cream (for fungus), a steroid cream (for significant inflammation) or an antibiotic (for bacterial infection.) ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is the best pain relief for my daughters severe diaper rash?

Can you tell me what is the best pain relief for my daughters severe diaper rash?

Pain with rashes: Keeping the area clean and dry, and using over the counter barrier creams like Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) or A&D ointment will help protect the skin as it heals. Oatmeal or epsom salt baths may also help. Occassionally, rashes need to be treated with prescription creams. ...Read more

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What is the best pain relief after having bilateral total knee repleacement if you are allergic to endone and tramadol and renally impaired?

What is the best pain relief after having bilateral total knee repleacement if you are allergic to endone and tramadol and renally impaired?

Hi dose acetaminophen: On regular basis, not on as needed basis, is what's left, and you need to run it by your doctor, a pain specialist would definitely help if you have access to one, take care ...Read more

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What is the best pain relief medication for someone with avascular necrosis of the hip bones?

What is the best pain relief medication for someone with avascular necrosis of the hip bones?

Whatever works: That was a terse answer, but that is the truth. Everything from over the counter meds to narcotics need to be used, but most people will eventually need narcotics due to the intense pain. Bisphosphonates are used to slow the damage, but does not alleviate the pain. Surgery is the definitive solution. ...Read more

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