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Have recurring sore throat infection. Was prescribed Azinext. Can I take it again?

Hi, I have had sore throat , infections time n again for past 2 yrs. Last year November i got some infection and got it checked. I was told i have a bad tonsil , and put on Azinext tab for a 6 weeks course. post that I was advised to take septilin for 3 months. How ever, i got better with Azinext itself and never bothered to go for septilin. Now againg I have got a sore throat. Can i take Azinext now ?
Asked On : Thu, 21 Mar 2013
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Hi, it appears that you are suffering from Chronic Septic(suppurative) Tonsillitis, a recurrent infection of tonsils. To call it a recurrent tonsillitis you should have had the infection atleast
- 7 times in last year
- 5 times in previous 2 years &
- 3 times in each of the preceding 3 years.
Tonsils is a lymphoid tissue that acts as an immune system to prevent infection. But infection occuring time & again indicates that it has become a focus of infection & can lead to complications like middle ear infection & rheumatic heart disease (in case of repeated streptococcal infection). So in such a condition surgical removal (tonsilectomy) is the best option.
Azithromycin is an antibiotic & Septilin is a natural medicine to boost immunity.
Another course of Azithromycin will only give a temporary relief. If you dont want to opt for surgery, then throat swab for culture & sensitivity & complete haemogram including ASO titre will help to reveal the severity of the condition & for choosing the suitable antibiotic .

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