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been prescribed phenoxymethyl pencillen 250 mg (2 tablets four

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been prescribed phenoxymethyl pencillen 250 mg (2 tablets four times a day). I have 2 days left of pills to take but feel no better. Doctor said I have pharyngitis (extremely sore throat, difficult to swallow) and abit of tonsilitus, swollen glands, fever. I still feel no different though throat is less sore as I am earing.
I have been taking peicnillen (8 a day) since last thursday. Still coughing, feeling of lumps in back of throat and back is awful and general fatique. Is there anything else I can be doing? should the pencillen be making me feel better by now or should I just wait until I finish course. Thank you
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.
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you could be having a bad viral flu infection or influenza infection.

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you should return back to see your GP doctor.

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did you get a throat culture the last time you saw them?

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some bacterial infections of the throat can be resistant in rare cases to penicillin.

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you should also get blood testing to check if you have the influenza virus.

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tamiflu antiviral agent can help you feel better if you have a viral infection.

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you should be taking something for your cough like mucinex or robitussin or guaifenisen

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make sure you are drinking plenty of fluids.

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hello?

JACUSTOMER-ujnd0j6v- :

Yes they checked my throat and said it has white stuff on it not sure of correct name. Thank you I will go back to doctors

Dr. David :

was it thrush on your throat?

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what plaque like coating on your throat can be a fungal infection called thrush in the throat.

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and this would need an antifungal treatment for your throat fungal infection.

JACUSTOMER-ujnd0j6v- :

no I dont think so doctor did not mention this. My tounge was a yellow, white colour and white puss I think on the back of my throat. Would this be thrush?

Dr. David :

no, sounds like a strep throat

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or exudate from your tonsils

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or a bad viral or bacterial pharyngitis.

JACUSTOMER-ujnd0j6v- :

thanks

Dr. David :

white pus sounds like tonsilar exudate.

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you are welcome

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I hope you feel better

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