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Tonsillitis - Zocef 500 slow recovery
I am having acute tonsillitis (Only throat pain nothing else like fever,cold,cough). It all started from this Monday (7th May). For 3 days (Mon-Wed) I did salt water gargles and was eating Ginger honey but when there was a very little improvement so I went to see a doctor. Doctor prescribed me Zocef 500 (Twice a day). I started taking it from Thursday but recovery is very very slow. As in today is the 3rd day and I still feel pain in my throat. My question is that if I would have taken Azithromycin 500 then would that subside the pain and bacterial infection much faster as I have taken that in past and it did the recovery pretty faster. Is this tablet (Zocef 500) better than Azithromycin 500. If so then why am I still having the throat pain after taking 5 tablets.
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Zocef 500 contains cefuroxime which is a broad spectrum antibiotic and much superior to aziththromycin as far as throat infections such as tonsillitis is concerned. You can add a good painkiller with antibiotic for few days.
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antibiotic you have started is appropriate..do not jump from one antibiotic to another without completing the course..do a complete course for 7 days. follow dietary regulations..such as avoiding oily spicy food..junk food.. drink adequate water.
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