Is tonsillitis contagious after taking an antibiotic?
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.
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.
Yes. Tonsillitis can be spread from person to person by contact with the throat or nasal fluids of someone who is already has it It can also be spread through the air via coughing. yes, tonsilitis is highly contagious ---- ---- It can be. It depends on what caused it in the first place. If it is viral, then yes. If it is bacterial, then no. Yes, you can catch tonsilitis as it is a…
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.
The cause for tonsillitis is either viral infections or streptococcal infection. You do not need antibiotic for viral infections. The bacteria which causes tonsillitis is streptococci. Streptococci practically never produce beta lactamase enzyme. Flucloxacillin is used to treat the beta lactamase producing bacteria. The antibacterial action of flucloxacillin itself is very less as compared to penicillin or ampicillin. So flucloxacillin for tonsillitis is a bad choice.