Antibiotics for angina: is it necessary to take

March 31, 2016, 2:04 p.m

Sev­er­al decades ago, antibi­ot­ic ther­a­py for acute ton­sil­li­tis was manda­to­ry. So the doc­tors were rein­sured, try­ing to pre­vent the devel­op­ment of com­pli­ca­tions. Today, antibi­otics are pre­scribed only if the causative agent of angi­na is bac­te­ria (strep­to- or staphy­lo­coc­ci) and the dis­ease is severe.

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It is almost impos­si­ble to dis­tin­guish between viral and bac­te­r­i­al ton­sil­li­tis on your own. To do this, it is nec­es­sary to con­duct a bac­te­ri­o­log­i­cal exam­i­na­tion of a smear from the phar­ynx. This is a stan­dard analy­sis that is done in almost all clin­ics. But the prob­lem is that wait­ing for the results takes sev­er­al days, and you need to treat a sore throat right away. Oth­er­wise, the like­li­hood of devel­op­ing dan­ger­ous com­pli­ca­tions increas­es sig­nif­i­cant­ly. To pre­vent this, doc­tors have devel­oped cri­te­ria that help assess the patien­t’s con­di­tion and deter­mine the pos­si­ble cause of the dis­ease.

TEST: viral or bacterial sore throat

  1. Body tem­per­a­ture above 38 °C (+) 1 point.
  2. No cough (+) 1 point.
  3. Cer­vi­cal lymph nodes are enlarged and painful (+) 1 point.
  4. Ton­sils are enlarged, red­dened, with a white coat­ing (+) 1 point.
  5. Age less than 15 years (+) 1 point.
  6. Age over 45 (-) 1 point.

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Four or more points indi­cate the bac­te­r­i­al nature of angi­na. This means that tak­ing antibi­otics is nec­es­sary and it is bet­ter to start the course imme­di­ate­ly. Two or three points allow you to wait for the results of a throat swab.

Com­pli­ca­tions after angi­na: how to avoid?

Preparations of complex action

When choos­ing a drug for the treat­ment of angi­na, it is bet­ter to give pref­er­ence to drugs with a com­plex effect. They are equal­ly effec­tive in both viral and bac­te­r­i­al angi­na. This is, for exam­ple, the Ger­man nat­ur­al drug Ton­silotren. Thanks to a com­bi­na­tion of five com­po­nents, it relieves inflam­ma­tion and stim­u­lates the body’s own defense mech­a­nisms against viral and bac­te­r­i­al infec­tions of the phar­ynx at dif­fer­ent stages of inflam­ma­tion. Ton­silotren relieves inflam­ma­tion and restores the pro­tec­tive func­tion of the ton­sils, reduces their vol­ume. With angi­na, Ton­silotren helps to cleanse the lacu­nae of the ton­sils from traf­fic jams, relieves swelling and inflam­ma­tion of the lymph nodes. It is also impor­tant that in addi­tion to the treat­ment of throat dis­eases, it con­tributes to the nor­mal­iza­tion of the immu­ni­ty of the whole organ­ism as a whole and pre­vents recur­rent dis­eases. The effec­tive­ness and good tol­er­a­bil­i­ty of Ton­silotren have been con­firmed by numer­ous clin­i­cal stud­ies.


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