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What Is The Best Pain Relief From 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
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
What is the best thing to treat Tonsillitis caused from a virus? And how long does it usually last?
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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