Q. I have difficulty in swallowing and a sore throat. What should I do?

Answered by
Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Dec 21, 2017

Hello doctor,

I have a fever for almost three days. The first day it was not a high temperature. I had difficulty swallowing and I had a sore throat. Today, the fever is 39.3 Celsius. I had tonsillitis three times before and I have been prescribed Co-amoxiclav, Dequadin, and Strepsils. Please help.

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

General Medicine Internal Medicine Rheumatology
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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I went through your post.

You are already on antibiotics.

It would be better to get a throat swab done and a CBC (complete blood count).

I suggest you change the antibiotic to Levofloxacin 500 mg once a day. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and with their consent take the medicines.

For more information consult an internal medicine physician online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/internal-medicine-physician


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Thank you doctor,

For how many days should I need to take the Levofloxacin?

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

General Medicine Internal Medicine Rheumatology
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Hello,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

Levofloxacin 500 mg has to be taken for seven days once a day. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and with their consent take the medicine.

You need to avoid cold drinks and ice cream for those days.

For more information consult an internal medicine physician online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/internal-medicine-physician


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Hello doctor,

Thank you for your help and support.

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

General Medicine Internal Medicine Rheumatology
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Hello,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

You are most welcome. Kindly revert to me for more queries.

For more information consult an internal medicine physician online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/internal-medicine-physician


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