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Got a bacterial infection in my mouth and I was wondering if penicillin/antibiotics will get rid of it (?)
I got 40 tablets btw
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Got a bacterial infection in my mouth and I was wondering if penicillin/antibiotics will get rid of it (?)
I got 40 tablets btw
How do you know it's bacterial? Have you done a swab?

Even if it's bacterial, how do you know it's going to be sensitive to Penicillin?

Go and see your GP please.
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How do you know it's bacterial? Have you done a swab?

Even if it's bacterial, how do you know it's going to be sensitive to Penicillin?

Go and see your GP please.
I went to the gp and got prescribed penicillin x
Erm I suppose it’s bacterial (it’s tonsil stones) and I’m not really sure if it’s going to be sensitive to penicillin xx
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if your doctor prescribed you the antibiotics then you should take them.
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I went to the gp and got prescribed penicillin x
Erm I suppose it’s bacterial (it’s tonsil stones) and I’m not really sure if it’s going to be sensitive to penicillin xx
If you had a prescription from your GP, take it!

Unless you GP did a swab and sent it to the lab, it's likely that they made a clinical decision (that it's more likely than not that the bug is sensitive to penicillin).
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If you had a prescription from your GP, take it!

Unless you GP did a swab and sent it to the lab, it's likely that they made a clinical decision (that it's more likely than not that the bug is sensitive to penicillin).
He told me to take after two days (after taking paracetamol) if they’re still not gone but I doubt they’ll go so I just want to start start taking them tomorrow :/
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He told me to take after two days (after taking paracetamol) if they’re still not gone but I doubt they’ll go so I just want to start start taking them tomorrow :/
No, please follow the instructions of your GP.

The reason for what he said was because: non-bacterial causes of symptoms may go away sooner. If they do then there is no need to take the penicillin.

Penicillin is not without risks, taking it unnecessarily encourages antibiotic resistance.
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I've had a lot of throat infections and can generally tell if it needs painkillers or antibiotics. Obviously I don't know how bad yours is, but if you are in constant pain eating, drinking or even gulping combined with feeling overly hot and tired/achy then that is generally signs of an infection. For me an infection should be treated as soon as possible so that it does not worsen.

Any decent doctor would not even prescribe antibiotics if he did not think it was an infection.
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He told me to take after two days (after taking paracetamol) if they’re still not gone but I doubt they’ll go so I just want to start start taking them tomorrow :/
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No, please follow the instructions of your GP.

The reason for what he said was because: non-bacterial causes of symptoms may go away sooner. If they do then there is no need to take the penicillin.

Penicillin is not without risks, taking it unnecessarily encourages antibiotic resistance.
Okay. I’m not really in a hurry so I’ll happily wait two days for it to go. He said if my body can’t fight it (but it should be able to) I should take it.
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Okay. I’m not really in a hurry so I’ll happily wait two days for it to go. He said if my body can’t fight it (but it should be able to) I should take it.
Good. Remember even if you do have an infection it may not be bacterial - if it's viral you can have the world's strongest antibiotics and all it'll do is to encourage antibiotic resistance and wipe out the "good bacteria" elsewhere in your body!
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I've had a lot of throat infections and can generally tell if it needs painkillers or antibiotics. Obviously I don't know how bad yours is, but if you are in constant pain eating, drinking or even gulping combined with feeling overly hot and tired/achy then that is generally signs of an infection. For me an infection should be treated as soon as possible so that it does not worsen.

Any decent doctor would not even prescribe antibiotics if he did not think it was an infection.
He asked if I had a fever and if I was sweating loads, feeling cold etc and I never had any of these symptoms. I doubt it’s an infection but he gave it to me because I had and keep getting tonsil stones for ages.
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Good. Remember even if you do have an infection it may not be bacterial - if it's viral you can have the world's strongest antibiotics and all it'll do is to encourage antibiotic resistance and wipe out the "good bacteria" elsewhere in your body!
Dear oh dear :/ what’ll happen specially if the “good bacteria” is wiped out?
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Dear oh dear :/ what’ll happen specially if the “good bacteria” is wiped out?
This is a good article: https://www.sciencedaily.com/release...0926082539.htm
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Dear oh dear :/ what’ll happen specially if the “good bacteria” is wiped out?
The flora would have to be replenished. “Probiotic” or “Bio-live” dairy products can help with that.
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Tbh I actually had enough of these tonsil stones and I’ll happily stop eating to avoid them. Now my “tonsil pockets” are enlarged, there is no way I won’t get them again :/
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The flora would have to be replenished. “Probiotic” or “Bio-live” dairy products can help with that.
Oh I see that in yogurt. Thank you
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Oh thank you for the article. I’ll be sure to read it x
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