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Is doxycycline effective antibiotic for tonsilitis?

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It is an effective antibiotic, if your tonsil infection is caused by a bacteria.

In brief: See below

It is an effective antibiotic, if your tonsil infection is caused by a bacteria.
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
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Dr. David Wishnew
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In brief: Antibiotics

Since most tonsillitis is caused by strep/staph infections, Doxycycline would be effective in treatment.
However, since Doxycycline is also effective for mrsa, i prefer to reserve its use to that type of infection. If the tonsillitis is cause by a non-penicillin resistant bacteria, i would penicillin or Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) first.

In brief: Antibiotics

Since most tonsillitis is caused by strep/staph infections, Doxycycline would be effective in treatment.
However, since Doxycycline is also effective for mrsa, i prefer to reserve its use to that type of infection. If the tonsillitis is cause by a non-penicillin resistant bacteria, i would penicillin or Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) first.
Dr. David Wishnew
Dr. David Wishnew
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