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Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for my tonsillitis until I can see a doctor?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
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In brief: Other than pain meds

Other than pain medication such as ibuprofen, tylenol, (acetaminophen) lozenges and gargles, there is no cure otc available.
You need to determine if you have strep, requiring an antibiotic to prevent serious complications.Call your doctor.

In brief: Other than pain meds

Other than pain medication such as ibuprofen, tylenol, (acetaminophen) lozenges and gargles, there is no cure otc available.
You need to determine if you have strep, requiring an antibiotic to prevent serious complications.Call your doctor.
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. R. Keith Hill
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: See your doc ASAP

Tonsil infections can be viral or bacterial and it is sometimes difficult to tell (especially early on).
Providing you do not have a high fever or have significant difficulty swallowing or breathing then you may temporize things with ibuprofen, tylenol, (acetaminophen) sore throat lozenges, and/or warm salt water gargles. If these fail to respond and breathing issues develop head to the er!

In brief: See your doc ASAP

Tonsil infections can be viral or bacterial and it is sometimes difficult to tell (especially early on).
Providing you do not have a high fever or have significant difficulty swallowing or breathing then you may temporize things with ibuprofen, tylenol, (acetaminophen) sore throat lozenges, and/or warm salt water gargles. If these fail to respond and breathing issues develop head to the er!
Dr. R. Keith Hill
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