Antibiotics not working?

Patient

Q: I was diagnosed with acute tonsillitis on Tuesday and started taking antibiotics (amoxicillin) Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. The doctor said I would feel better after 3 days (which I know hasn't passed yet), by my symptoms appear to be getting worse. The white puss on the back of my throat is becoming more visible and I have an ear ache that did not exist before. Is this normal or is this a sign that the antibiotics are not working?

Symptoms:  Sore throat, swollen glands, ear ache, headache
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