Angina is an acute infectious disease that usually affects the palatine tonsils. The causative agents of this disease are streptococci and staphylococci, so angina is considered a fairly contagious disease. Antibiotic therapy is an important component in the treatment of such a disease. It should be noted that if characteristic symptoms are found, you should consult a doctor for diagnosis and treatment.
Currently, pharmacy chains offer a fairly large selection of broad-spectrum antibiotics that are effective in the treatment of angina. It is preferable to use the latest generation of antibacterial drugs of the penicillin group. The fact is that antibiotics of this series are able to block directly the metabolism of proteins that are an integral part of the cell membranes of bacterial cells. As a result, the weakening of the protective function of microbes occurs, and the patient's condition improves already in the first ten hours of treatment. The following drugs can be attributed to antibacterial drugs of the penicillin group: Bicillin, Amoxicillin, Ampicillin, Tikarcillin, Flemoxin, Oxacillin, Augmentin, Erythromycin, Amoxiclav, Panclav, "Ampiksid", "Ampiox".
In addition, a cephalosporin group of antibiotics is isolated, which is widely used in the treatment of purulent tonsillitis. This series of antibacterial drugs is a beta-lactam active bactericide. They are recommended for use in case of intolerance to penicillins. Antibiotics of the cephalosporin series are: Cefazolin, Cefotaxime, Cefuroxime, Cefaclor, Cefalexin, Ceftriaxone, Cefazidim, Cefepim, Cefoperazone.
Macrolide antibacterial agents in the case of streptococcal and staphylococcal infections act as effectively as possible on the sore throat. The most famous medicines of this group are: "Josamycin", "Summamed", "Azitral", "Hemomycin".
In addition, there are fluoroquinolone preparations with pronounced bactericidal properties. They contribute to the destruction of the causative agent of the disease, therefore they have proven themselves well in the treatment of such an insidious disease as tonsillitis. The drugs in this group include: "Tsiprolet", "Ofloxacin", "Quintor", "Loxon", "Lefloxacin".
Symptoms of sore throat
There are certain signs indicating the onset of sore throat: headache, sore throat when swallowing, chills, aching joints, general malaise, fever, sleep and appetite disturbances, swollen lymph nodes in the lower jaw, the appearance of a yellowish-white plaque on the tonsils.
What can be the complications of sore throat
The most famous complications of angina include: the occurrence of acute purulent lymphadenitis, rheumatism, infectious polyarthritis, myocarditis, phlegmon of the neck, sepsis, pyelonephritis, meningitis.