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Loss of taste, vomiting, foam around tonsil area. Had taken amoxicillin for common flu. How can I overcome this?

i just got over being sick just common flu i was taking amoxicillin 875mg to get rid of anything that was making me sick and i started to get better until i try to eat the next day and i cant every time i eat i have to throw up, or it feels like i have foam in the back of my throat around my tonsil area i cant drink anything but water cause it all taste very bad i cant eat im very worried i don t know what it is
Asked On : Fri, 6 Apr 2012
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Hello and welcome to

Amoxicillin is used to treat bacterial infections. Influenza (flu) is a virus, so I doubt the antibiotic helped with this disease process. If you are having throat issues, perhaps you had pharyngitis (inflammation of the throat) in which case, the amoxicillin may have helped.

Your body is telling you to take it easy. Your tastebuds have been altered by your sickness. This should ease up in about 10 days, the time it takes for a turnover of tastebud cells. Until you are feeling better, I suggest a bland diet such as the BRAT diet: Bananas, rice, applesauce, and toast.

If you are still feeling bad after 3 days, contact your family physician.

Be well,
Dr. Kimberly
Answered: Fri, 6 Apr 2012
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