Tonsillitis antibiotic resistance ?

Posted , 2 users are following.

This discussion has been locked due to a period of inactivity. Start a new discussion

Hi all, My name is Amy and im 20 years old i have had swollen lymph nodes on both sides of my neck for about 7 months now! I will try and make this as short as i can as its been a long process.

in the beginning i ended up going to my GP and had ultra sounds and went to a speacialist and i also got sent to an oncologist which thankfully he didnt seem to worried although amungst all of those issues i had glandular fever and also major side effects of my epilepsy medication which landed me in hospital for almost a week. 

I also had an enlarged tonsil on the left but i hadnt mentioned it at the beginning as it was the least of my problems, although now after changing medications and many doctors visits and specialists appointments i finally got it looked at.

My GP was shocked at how bad it looked and gave me a script for 875/125mg of augmenten/amoxicillin and i had 2 repeats of that and it didnt work. he has now given me a script for Cefaclor wich apparently is really strong stuff so i have almost finnished the first repeat and i kind of think its starting to look worse!

Not to mention i feel worse after taking them, and i'm thinking maybe i have built up a ressistance to the antibiotics and now am a bit worried and wondering if its gonna be a problem to get rid of? 

Any advice or ideas on whats happening would be much appreciated!

0 likes, 8 replies

Report

8 Replies

  • Posted

    Definitely a strong case of Antibiotic resistance. 

    Did your enlarged lymph node normalize? 

    If not, you will need to check with a specialist immediately and get a swab test for 

    the throat, or perhaps a biopsy of lymph nodes. 

    If bacterial infection you will need to change to a stronger antibiotic dose. 

    Amoxicillin is not given in EBV infection, if thats what you have.

     

    Report
    • Posted

      Hey thanks for your reply so my lymph nodes are still just as big and havent gone down after the ceclor i ended up taking another lot of antibiotics called Bactrim DS which again didnt work so im now booked in at an ear nose and throat specialist next Monday and they said they may do a laryngoscopy or how ever you spell it. The one where they put the camera down to see whats going on so fingers crossed ill find out something soon. 
      Report
    • Posted

      Ok, the specialist should be able to find out whats happening with the laryngoscopy. But it does seems to be a bad case of infection, if your having swollen lymph nodes for more than 4 weeks. 
      Report
    • Posted

      yer well they actually came up about 8 Months ago so it's been a long time and they are really starting to bug me especially when im lying on the couch they just feel so big its just really uncomfortable and my ears have been hurting on and off which i am worried about as i had a cholestiatoma in my left ear when i was 8 and it's the same side as the swollen tonsil idk if its related but i really dont want that to come back because that was the worst pain i have ever been in and out of that have 20% less hearing in that ear so yer it sucks haha ! 

      Report
    • Posted

      Do you have any hearing problem or dizziness

      Usually choleastiatoma should not cause pain, but it can if it is trapped under skull base. 

      Check with ENT specialist who will order a CT scan

      Report
    • Posted

      well it was a long time ago as i am almost 21 but i will never forget the pain i was in when it happened i had an emergency appointment with an ENT on a Sunday and then was scheduled in to have the operation not long after. And oddly enough i was diagnosed with epilepsy 6 weeks after that operation so its possible the two are related as the operation was so close to my brain. and last week for a couple days i was really dizzy but not so bad this week but i will definately get him to check out my ears as well.
      Report
    • Posted

      You mentioned before that you took amoxicillin. Did you have an allergic reaction to it, especially after the glandular fever
      Report
    • Posted

      No i didnt hava a reaction to the Amoxicilin but i started to get really dizzy when i was taking the Bactrim DS. 
      Report

Report as inappropriate

Thanks for your help!

We want the forums to be a useful resource for our users but it is important to remember that the forums are not moderated or reviewed by doctors and so you should not rely on opinions or advice given by other users in respect of any healthcare matters. Always speak to your doctor before acting and in cases of emergency seek appropriate medical assistance immediately. Use of the forums is subject to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and steps will be taken to remove posts identified as being in breach of those terms.

newnav-down newnav-up