What is the treatment for tonsillitis?

Tonsillitis. Bacterial tonsillitis is treated with antibiotics. If the patient had a lot of swelling a doc might add steroids. I also recommend chloraseptic spray followed by gargles with listerine.

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What is the normal treatment for tonsillitis?

Depends on Cause. 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...

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...
Drainage. Either needle drainage or a cut with drainage of pus should help. If you've had it more than once, the ronsil should be removed 4 to six weeks later. Read more...

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...

What can you do if antibiotic treatment for tonsillitis fails?

Bacteria vs. viral. There are 2 possible answers to your question. If a throat culture has not been taken, then all bets are off because you do not know the cause of your tonsillitis (presuming that is the correct diagnosis) either an inappropriate antibiotic has not been used or the cause is viral. Make sure of the correct diagnosis and and get the correct treatment. Read more...