Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
146 Doctors are Online

Diagnosed with tonsillitis. On penicillin. Light headed with restless legs. Suggest the cure?

User rating for this question
Excellent
Answered by

General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 1978
Answered : 6639 Questions
Question
Diagnosed with tonsillitis. Been on penicillan since monday. Throat feels better but feeling very lightheaded with restless legs. How long will this last
Posted Tue, 1 Oct 2013 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
 
 
Answered by Dr. Pavan Kumar Gupta 3 minutes later
Hello,
Keep taking your anti biotic regularly.
Your symptoms are due to the presence of infection.
It would take another 2-3 days for your symptoms to settle down.
Thanks
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
 
Follow-up: Diagnosed with tonsillitis. On penicillin. Light headed with restless legs. Suggest the cure? 2 minutes later
Anything i can do to stop the lightheadedness
 
 
Answered by Dr. Pavan Kumar Gupta 25 minutes later
Hello,
Take some hot liquids like hot coffee,soups etc.
Avoid cold drinks.
Take rest.
Take tylenol,if you are having headache.
If nasal blockage is there,put some nasal decongestant.
I hope it helps however you may revert to me for any further query.
Best of luck
Thanks
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
 
Follow-up: Diagnosed with tonsillitis. On penicillin. Light headed with restless legs. Suggest the cure? 35 hours later
Went back to dr last night. Tonsils still inflammed. Given more penecillin. Does tonsillitis take over a week to improve??
 
 
Answered by Dr. Pavan Kumar Gupta 3 hours later
Hello,
Normally 85% of cases improve in one week time after an antibiotic therapy,but in some cases the antibiotic therapy has to be given for some more time.
Normally penicillin is given for 10 days in tonsilitis but sometimes it has to be given for 2 weeks.If your tonsils are still inflamed after two weeks,then you may require a throat swab culture for identification of organism and antibiotic.
Generally almost all cases resolve within 10-14 days.
Thanks
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
 
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask an ENT Specialist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor