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What to do in tonsillitis ? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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User :   I was diagnosed with strep 48 hours ago and received an anti biotic shot at that time. I looked at my tonsils this morning and one of them is still pretty white. Is the shot doing its jobs? Should I be concerned about being contagious still?

Doctor :   Hi
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Let me read it
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You cannot expect instantaneous results with antibiotic
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once the bacterial growth comes don
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you shall see the difference
Doctor :   are you scheduled for another shot?
User :   No. It was said to be one shot instead of the 10 day series of pills.
Doctor :   Ok

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That is fine enough
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You should wait for about 5 days to see the difference
User :   Ok.Until such a time as the bacterial growth comes down and my tonsils start looking better should I consider myself contagious?
Doctor :   Tonsillitis

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can spread with salivary route
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nothing more than that
User :   so no kissing people at work and I'm good?
Doctor :   Yes

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better to avoid
User :   Thank you.
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?

User :   That answered my questions. Thank you.
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