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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. James Dukelow
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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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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