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I have just diagnosed myself with bacterial tonsillitis.

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Hi,
I have just diagnosed myself with bacterial tonsillitis. I have all the symptoms including white sports on my tonsils. I've also had the same thing twice before (years ago).
I know this won't be advised but i have some antibiotics in the house. Can I just take them or is that a really bad idea?
They are Amoxicilina 500mg
Thanks
28 year old male. Ilness started yesterday morning (on waking up)
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.
If you have strep then amoxicillin is a decent drug. Generally 500 mg three times a day for 7 days.
However, you could be allergic to it.
Plus, if it isn't strep amoxicillin can produce a bad reaction.
I would probably see a doctor for this.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Thank you!

welcome :)