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Tonsillitis, swelling in glands and pain. Taking zpack. Is heat and ice good treatment?

Hi! I started a zpack 28 hours ago with a diagnosis of tonsillitis at an urgent care . The glands on the left side of my neck are huge and painful. I was wondering when I should expect some relief from the zpack, and if heat or ice is a good thing for my neck. My tonsils are swollen, but are not bothering me near as much as the left neck glands. Thank you!
Asked On : Fri, 11 May 2012
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Hi, thanks for using HCM.

Tonsil infection needs to be treated with antibiotic treatment for minimum 5 days. For symptomatic relief Pain reducing medication and anti inflamatory medications are sufficient. warm salt water gargle 4 times a day is useful. With antibiotic treatment symptoms doesn't reduce in 2 days, better to get examined to rule out other complication like abscess etc.

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