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Diagnosed Strep. Pus in tonsils after amoxillin dose, pain persist after ibuprofen. Change in medication required?

I was given a diagnosis of Strep on Monday. Got really nasty pus on my tonsils Tuesday after 2 doses of amoxicillin , and after 4 doses the pus is still there and the pain is still awful even with 800mg of Ibuprofen . Should I get a different antibiotic or am I being impatient. I ve had strep before and it hasn t been this bad. Kysha
Asked On : Sat, 9 Feb 2013
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ENT Specialist 's  Response
Aug 2013
hello kysha and welcome to HCM,

If you have taken antibiotics and you still have pus coming out like this from your throat then it is not a good sign. You need to consult an ENT and check these:
1. Complete examination of the throat and tonsils
2. Culture and sensitivity testing of the throat swab and initiation of proper treatment.
3. Starting or considering injectable antibiotics and pain killers for faster and better control of infection
4. Starting anti reflux measures as you are bound to have reflux in the background of such high degree of infection and due to the strong medication
5. If your infection is coming recurrent then you may consider removal of tonsils to prevent the same at a later date
take care and have only warm fluids

Dr Sriram Nathan
Answered: Tue, 20 Aug 2013
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