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Recurring cold, sore throat, inflamed tonsils, ear pain. Prescribed penicillin. Throat infection or tonsillitis?

for the 2nd time this month i have a cold and a very sore throat .....tonsils are inflamed,very sore to swallow and have earache.....a very bad pressure at the bottom of my ears and in my throat too. Couldnt get an appointment with dr so was diagnosed over the phone. He said it could be viral but will give me penicillin do i know if its just a throat infection or tonsilitus??? My email is YYYY@YYYY
Asked On : Sun, 17 Mar 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Infection in throat or on tonsils are called upper respiratory tract infection.
Cause remains same.
If you see throat in the mirror if both the side of throat where tonsils are located,are red, inflamed or pus is found, it is tonsillitis.
If there is congestion, redness on back of throat is called pharyngitis.
Treatment remains same.
Go for penicillin as advised by your doctor and you will be alright.
Ok and take care
Answered: Sat, 20 Jul 2013
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ENT Specialist Dr. Atishkumar Gujrathi's  Response
thanks for your query
History seems that its a acute tonsillitis with referred pain to ears.
Better to take any broad spectrum antibiotics like amoxiclav
Take anti inflammatory drug like Emanzen DP
Take anti histaminics like Levocet
Avoid cold and junk foods, smoking and alcohol.
Many thanks, take care, bye
Answered: Fri, 19 Jul 2013
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