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Suffering from swollen tonsils, fever and chills. Strep test negative and UTI positive. Prescribed levaquin, ciprodex. Suggestion?

Hi there I m 17 female I went to dr earlier For swollen tonsils, swollen lymph nodes (both sides), fever/chills, ear infection , and chest cold. I was told I tested negative for mono and strep . However I did test positive for a UTI after I took a blood and urine test along with a swab on my tonsils. I was prescribed levaquin , ciprodex , and lidocaine. I feel extremely fatigue and woke up to heavy chest pains, shortness of breath, excessive mucus, and excruciating throat pain caused by my tonsils. I was not recommended any cough syrup is there anything else I should be taking or do. I also do not have health insurance so it is in my best interest to not visit another urgent care.
Asked On : Tue, 1 Jan 2013
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You seem to be suffering from Acute sinusitis rather than tonsillitis alone. Apart from antibiotics you need to follow other home remedies such as:
1. Drink plenty of warm water – this helps in improving the blood circulation, keeping the mucosa moist and relief from pain
2. Anti-inflammatory medicines such as diclofenac or ibuprofen for the pain relief.
3. Use saline nasal spray followed by steam inhalation 3-4 times a day.
4. Also, avoid smoking/chilled food & beverages/alcohol/coffee till you recover.
5. If the symptoms do not improve within 3-4 days you can start on antibiotic (such as a combination of amoxicillin and clavulanic acid or cefuroxime) after consulting your doctor.
6. A mucolytic such as bromhexine or ambroxol will help in reducing the secretions.

I wish you good health

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