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Doctor insights on: Will Doxycycline Help Tonsillitis

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Does doxycycline help against tonsillitis?

Does doxycycline help against tonsillitis?

Doxycycline: Hello. Yes, Doxycycline is a good choice for bacteria that commonly cause tonsillitis.

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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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Can vitamin a and e help me avoiding the recurrent episodes of tonsillitis?

Can vitamin a and e help me avoiding the recurrent episodes of tonsillitis?

No evidence: There is no evidence to suggest that taking vitamins a and e will help avoid recurrent tonsillitis. Agree with dr. Raff that consultation with an ENT is best.

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I got a bad case of tonsillitis (bacterial) right after switching to a more powerful e-cig device. Wondering if this was the cause or just coincidence.

I got a bad case of tonsillitis (bacterial) right after switching to a more powerful e-cig device. Wondering if this was the cause or just coincidence.

Aggravating factor: If you expose your tonsils to foreign agents, like an inhaled chemical or smoke, you can weaken its protective membranes and increase risk that a germ would be able to invade. Over time people get used to the exposure and continue their habit. Some foreign substances may be more irritating to some people than others.

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I took my son to a&e last night as he had a rash all on body. Doctor said it was tonsillitis but people are saying it's strange his has a rash with it?

I took my son to a&e last night as he had a rash all on body. Doctor said it was tonsillitis but people are saying it's strange his has a rash with it?

Rash and tonsillitis: Tonsillitis is a very common illness in kids. The majority of tonsil infections are viral and some are bacterial like the well known strep throat. Many viral illness are associated with a rash called a viral exanthum. Many patients with strep throat will also have rash called scarlatina. Rashes can be caused by a number of other etiologies and should have a provider eval if they persist.

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Does tonsillitis ever spread?

Does tonsillitis ever spread?

Tonsillitis spread: Yes, tonsil infections can "spread" to include pus accumulation in the areas next to the tonsils called the peritonsillar space to cause a peritonsillar abscess. Lymph nodes in the neck can get infected as well. Untreated tonsillitis has the potential to lead to blood poisoning or sepsis. Streptococcal tonsillitis can be complicated by inflammation of the kidneys.

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How can I heal tonsillitis at home?

Well - you won't: Cure a bacterial tonsillitis at home. Even it is a viral tonsillitis - you are treating the symptoms while you wait for the infection to resolve. For significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician ; get a strep throat test ; culture. Antibiotics are imperative for strep throat. Try saltwater gargles. Mix tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/.

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How much time can I have tonsillitis?

How much time can I have tonsillitis?

Tonsillitis: It usually runs 7-10 days, see PCP to get a throat culture to rule out Strep. You may need an antibiotic.

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How can you cure tonsillitis naturally?

Be careful: Most tonsillitis is viral and will resolve on it's own. Salt water gargles can help relieve the pain. However strep throat may travel to your kidneys, heart, or joints and can cause permanent damage. If sore throat persists beyond a few days you should see a doc for a strep test.

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What can I do for symptoms of tonsillitis?

What can I do for symptoms of tonsillitis?

Tonsillitis: Symptom relief: drink plenty fluids, get plenty rest chloraseptic spray warm salt water gargles tylenol or advil go to doctor if symtoms persist or become severe.

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Could getting your tonsillitis taken out hurt?

Could getting your tonsillitis taken out hurt?

Yes: Tonsillectomy is the procedure for removal of tonsils. In general, this is done under general anesthesia and will not hurt during surgery. The recovery from removal of tonsils can be painful, however. Luckily, there are medications and diet plans that can help with your pain.

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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.

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