Thank you for your query at DoctorSpring.com
I understand your concern.
I will request you to upload all the tests and the reports of the investigations that you have gotten done for your sister, as it will help us assessing the situation better. She does have some repetitive health problems, hence, we need to know the tests that have been done till now.
Kindly upload or you can mail them to [email protected]
Patient replied :
Thankyou for the quick reply
Though firstly id like to apologise about the delay in getting back as iv been trying to get hold if her medical report.. Though her doctor is refusing to give it
So i cant upload her tests and full past medical history ...
Thank you for your reply.
I will keep this consult open, you can upload the reports when you can.
So, your sister has recurrent tonsillitis, and she gets recurrent tummy aches and tummy upsets.
It seems like she does not have good immunity, and also Penicillin has not helped her at all.
It is better if she takes a stronger antibiotic like Augmentin 650 mg twice daily for 7 days, that is better for recurrent tonsillitis.
Regarding other symptoms, I really need to see her reports like CBC, ESR, e.t.c
For her tummy aches and issues, it seems like she has bacterial overgrowth, which causes recurrent issues. You can give her Rifaximin twice daily for 2 weeks, her stomach problems will resolve.
Patient replied :
Thankyou soo much doctor
I defintley will upload her reports as soon as i get my hands on them
Though just wanted to ask will i be able to get these medications over the counter at the pharmacy?as i am in uk
Also just wanted to ask arn't they very strong medications? I mean she wont get any side effects or anything will she? Once again thankyou
No, they are not strong medicines.
There are no side effects of these drugs.
These are both antibiotics, so you will need your local physician to prescribe it for you.
Augmentin is a combination of Amoxycillin + Clavulanic acid, while Rifaximin is available by itself.