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Antibiotics for throat infection?

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Dr. Jose Soto
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Not always, but migh

Antibiotics are not always necessary for the treatment of throat infections.
Pharyngitis and tonsilitis are also commonly virals and antibiotics are not necessary. They might even produce side effects worsening an infection that could improve spontaneously.Antibiotics should always be presribed under physician supervision. Multiple factors influence this decision. Always consult your doctor.

In brief: Not always, but migh

Antibiotics are not always necessary for the treatment of throat infections.
Pharyngitis and tonsilitis are also commonly virals and antibiotics are not necessary. They might even produce side effects worsening an infection that could improve spontaneously.Antibiotics should always be presribed under physician supervision. Multiple factors influence this decision. Always consult your doctor.
Dr. Jose Soto
Dr. Jose Soto
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Excellent explanation !
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Only if the

infection is due to certain bacteria.

In brief: Only if the

infection is due to certain bacteria.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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