Patient Comments: Tonsillitis - Symptoms

What were the symptoms associated with your tonsillitis?

Comment from: Patreena, 7-12 Male (Caregiver) Published: May 09

My son has all the symptoms of tonsillitis. He also has a head cold with it. He first received ceroxim antibiotics along with cataflam for pain and fever. That didn't start working and so a few days later he received a penicillin injection. That didn't work and so a few days later he received another antibiotics - Zithromax. That did not appear to work as well and then he got Augmentin antibiotics which he is now on but doesn't appear to be working. He is on his second bottle of cataflam. He hardly eats, mostly drink and his fever fluctuates regularly sometimes to a high of 103.5F. His doctor is concerned that it may not be a bacteria but a virus and may just have to run its course. This has been going on for about 8 days now.

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Comment from: mbali, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: July 31

I've been suffering for 1 month from tonsillitis. I used penicillin, Moxypen, Auroxime tablet, locabiotal spray, Andolex spray, and anything you can think off. My father was told by his friend that I should use an alum, he said I must take just a small alum stone and suck it until it is finished and keep on swallowing. Even though it is not cleared up properly, the worst pain has been lowered, I can now eat, and I will still keep on using it until it is cleared up. It does take long to be cured but what I am happy about is lowered pain, sometimes you must suck it and sometimes gargle, it just goes straight to the wound.

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