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

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Dr. Bernstein Joel
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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