My mother has a slightly swollen thyroid and high TSH levels. Her doctor prescribed some antibiotics to reduce the size of the thyroid. To be honest, I'm a bit suspicious. Does anyone know if it's okay to take antibiotics for a swollen thyroid?
I guess it's "ok" in that it won't hurt, but it isn't likely to help anything. Even if the swelling is due to temporary thyroiditis, that's a viral infection for which antibiotics do nothing. If it's the permanent kind of thyroiditis (due to Hashimoto's disease), an a.b. won't help, either.
It's not the usual protocol for thyroid disorders, period.
Hi, thanks for your reply. The doctor said she had something like a thyroid edema, but I just don't trust this doctor.
The drug that was prescribed is called Celifon. I can't find anything about it on the internet, though it was available in the pharmacy. A friend said it has a very strong antibiotic effect.