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Tonsillitis in Monterosso

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Tonsillitis in Monterosso

I’ve come down with tonsillitis while staying in Monterosso. Does anyone know if we can get penicillin over the counter or where a doctor is? Google hasn’t been too helpful. Thank you?

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Adelaide, Australia
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1. Re: Tonsillitis in Monterosso

Penicillin wont usually help if you have a virus, gargle warm salty water to help relieve the soreness, and only consume warm foods eg: soups and mashed potatos

Speak to a local pharmacist, they are just as good as a doctor for minor ailments

Edited: 06 August 2018, 11:14
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2. Re: Tonsillitis in Monterosso

A travel forum is not the place to get medical advice

But, do get to a Farmacia - ask anyone where one is located, in such a small village, it will likely be pretty nearby - if they can't help you, they can direct you to a nearby doctor or clinic that can - Your hotel can't help you at all?

Farmacias in Italy are really helpful and knowledgeable -

Cinque Terre, Italy
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3. Re: Tonsillitis in Monterosso

We have a local doctor that does house calls and speaks English.

Dr vittone: ‭338 8530949‬

There is also a hospital in levanto just one train stop away.

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4. Re: Tonsillitis in Monterosso

ask in farmacia or look for "guardia medica", tel. 0187 026198

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