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Tonsillitis - Day 7 on antibiotic

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Handsup Thu 24-Mar-16 12:27:33

I'm on my last day of taking Clarithromycin for tonsillitis and although white bits on tonsils cleared quickly, I can see my tonsils are still not 100% (can still see some white bits on them)
I'm worried the infection will proliferate again now I've finished the course or is it up to my body to fight the rest? On top of this I've been wiped out by some sought of flu despite having the jab - feeling ridiculously weak and teary atm, just want to be well again.

Badders123 Thu 24-Mar-16 19:22:57

The proper treatment for tonsillitis is 10 days

daisydalrymple Thu 24-Mar-16 19:31:18

The actual dosage can vary too, Is it possible your dose wasn't high enough? Dd just had a ten day course for tonsillitis, then went down with two colds in quick succession (normal, non bacterial colds!), which I put down to her being run down.

Definitely get back to your gp if you don't feel it's gone.

Handsup Fri 25-Mar-16 18:12:20

Dosage was 2 x 500mg 7 days Clarithromycin.
I've go no chance of seeing a doctor to at least Tuesday so I'll have to gargle to death for the next few days.

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