Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Yes but

The most common germ causing bacterial tonsillitis is strep.
Strep remains 100% susceptible to amoxicillan But, if there is a large collection of pus, the antibiotic cannot get in to the center of it and abcesses often/usually require surgery to get rid of it.

In brief: Yes but

The most common germ causing bacterial tonsillitis is strep.
Strep remains 100% susceptible to amoxicillan But, if there is a large collection of pus, the antibiotic cannot get in to the center of it and abcesses often/usually require surgery to get rid of it.
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