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tonsillitis

Good morning.

From the day Saturday I am presenting my right tonsil tonsillitis is swollen and white plates. I went to the doctor and was prescribed amoxicillin for 7 days, but I'm on the 5th and I still feel the pain.
It may take a few days to take effect the antibiotic?
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Yes you can still feel pain and some slight symptoms even after all seven days, the antibiotic continues to work for a day or so after antibiotics are finished.  However if it continues for more than 48 hours after finishing the medicine you should go back to doctor....or if it gets worse.
The other thing is you may have a strain that is resistant to amoxicillin and may need to get a different antibiotic altogether.  
Are you getting better at all?
Gargle with warm salt water.  That can help remove some of the bacteria and white patches.  Also warm tea with lemon helps....
Good luck.
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