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Is tonsillitis contagious after taking an antibiotic?

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Answered 2011-01-26 22:38:22
AnswerTonsillitis is contagious at any stage. Tonsils are a filtering organ and some people (mostly children) may have to have them removed. AnswerPer every other website I have seen it says that it IS contagious. Please see below

It is contagious only up until the 3rd or 4th day of being on antibiotic, not at any stage.

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How long is tonsillitis contagious?

Tonsillitis is caused by the strep infection and the patient will be contagious in the early stages of tonsillitis. If untreated by antibiotics they can remain contagious for up to two weeks or longer.

How long does an antibiotic take before tonsillitis is not contagious?

If strep bacteria causes the infection, it can remain contagious for up to 2 weeks without treatment. However, antibiotics can shorten the contagious period and limits to about 24 to 48 hours once the therapy starts.

Is tonsillitis contagious after being on an antibiotic for 24 hours?

If you've been prescribed antibiotics I'm assuming that you tested positive for a bacterial infection. Sometimes you doc will prescribe them anyway (bad idea). Strep can cause tonsillitis and we all know that you wont be contagious after 24 hours of being on antibiotics. If your tonsillitis was caused by a viral infection the antibiotics wont do anything for you except lower your immunity, and you'll still be contagious.

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What is pennicillen?

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How long is an upper respiratory infection contagious for?

An upper respiratory infection is contagious for as long as the active virus is in your system. Taking an antibiotic will help rid the body of the live virus. You will remain contagious for 24 hours following the first treatment of the antibiotic.

For how long is viral tonsillitis contagious?

Viral tonsillitis is usually caused by common cold viruses. The most common type of cold virus is contagious for about three days.

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Can you catch tonsillitis?

Yes, tonsillitis is highly contagious, if you spend a lot of time with someone who has it, the chances are, there is around 60% you could catch it.

What antibiotic is used to treat tonsillitis?

Penicillin is the most commonly used treatment for tonsillitis but apparently there are other anti-biotics that work too.

Can you drink alcohol when on penicillin for tonsillitis?

You shouldn't drink alcohol while taking any medicine. Alcohol decreases the effectiveness of the antibiotic and may even increase whatever you have.

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How long after strep throat treated with antibiotics are you contagious?

You are contagious 24 hours after you get the antibiotic for strep.

How long are you contagious after getting a penicillin shot?

You shouldn't be contagious after 24 hours of being on the antibiotic.

If you have a virus no temperature with a upper respiratory infection will taking a antibiotic allow you not to be contagious?

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Why would a doctor prescribe penicillin for tonsillitis?

Penicillin is prescribed for tonsillitis only when there is reason to believe that the cause is bacterial. Penicillin is an antibiotic that will treat strep, which is the most common bacterial cause of tonsillitis. Most sore throats are viral, though, and won't respond to antibiotics.

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Is it possible to get pregnant while on the pill and antibiotic?

Yes it is, bit it depends on the antibiotic you are on. The doctor will most likely ask you if you are on any medication such as the pill when you receive the antibiotic if it carries a risk of affecting the pill or other medications. I had tonsillitis and was on penicillin, and it did not affect my pill. If you are worried about it, talk to your doctor.

Can flucloxacillin be taken for tonsillitis?

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