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Is it necessary to have antibiotics for sore throat and fever?

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Posted on Wed, 13 May 2015
Question: I have type 2 diabetes and i have a sore throat and fever and my glands are big- will i need antibiotics?
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Ahmad (4 minutes later)
hi..it seems like a yes... you will need them
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Muhammad Ahmad (0 minute later)
I have tyoe 2 diabetes and migraines no allergies i take metformin and metiprolol and crestor
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Ahmad (20 hours later)
Brief Answer:
In my opinion you need antibiotics

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thanks for writing back,

I am Dr.Muhammad XXXXXXX . i have read your question and will answer you concerns

Do you have prior tonsils issues?

Do you have high fever?

Does your sugar stay in control?



According to your present history and symptoms I will definitely recommend you to visit a doctor and get prescribed antibiotics if he thinks they are required.

I my opinion you need them.

If you were a patient in my clinic,

I would recommend you

...tylenol 500 mg thrice a day...

..cold spounging

..Augmentin 625 mg twice a day for 7 days.

This really helps getting rid of infections.

Specially in diabetics you need a better cover against infections because in uncintrolled diabetes infections can get real bad.

It will be upto your doctor if he wants to discuss tonsils surgery with you but that will depend upon condition of your tonsils.

Hope this answers the question.

If you have more i am happy to answer.

Wish you the best of health.

Regards.

Dr.Muhammad XXXXXXX



Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Is it necessary to have antibiotics for sore throat and fever?

hi..it seems like a yes... you will need them