he's hard to eat.taking paracetamol for his fever
If he has been on his antibiotics for the last 4 days, then he should start to feel better within the next 24 or 48 hours at the latest. If he still has a decent fever and is not feeling better and his throat isn't starting to feel better to the point to where he can actually eat soft foods with little pain, then you need to contact his pediatrician. I have a couple of questions for you if you don't mind, if you do, then just tell me to mind my own business, lol... but does he get Tonsilitis often and if so, has his doctor thought about removing his tonsils ? I'm just curious because I know when I was a kid, I had tonsilitis a lot and I also got Strep Throat a lot too and I had my tonsils out when I was 9, my kids, who are 24, 21, and 18 never had tonsilitis, so I am just curious if they still take the tonsils out as often as they did when I was a kid.
HappyBrandy is right- the fever should be reducing by day 6. You say that she has trouble taking the pills? There's a chance that she's not getting the pills down right, and part of it comes out in her mouth. I had a spell a few weeks ago, where I had difficulty swallowing pills. I set one bottle of water aside-yesterday I saw that it actually had lots of medicine in it-blow back. Her bacteria might be resistant to the med your child is having- and strep can move elsewhere on and in the body. Again how often does your child have tonsillitis?
It sounds goofy, but here we usually get a real cold wind hit the area-and my daughter got the worst case of strep and swelled tonsils any doctor saw- Every October-but she didn't need her tonsils out. Her son had constant tonsil problems and the doctors decided that his tonsils held bacteria. They took them out and he had little abscess in them that just didn't heal up. His health improved greatly. Another question- how many mg and for how long? Brandy is so right that you need to get your child to the doctor-especially with this being a long holiday weekend. Also it's not good that your child-I forgot if you said son or daughter, and I feel so bad about that-but your child needs to get some nourishment. Have you tried popsicles to keep your child hydrated, help cool them off some? If the tonsils are removed- that's real good for that. take care of your baby- let us know if you have the time---
I suggest you take your child to see an ENT if you have not done so once this clears up. We kept putting off the surgery until she was in early twenties as she kept getting infections. Not to mention the very bad breath generated from the pockets in the tonsils that hold food particles and new infections. As an adult the surgery is very painful as is the complication of possible severe bleeding. She was laid up two weeks. Kids get well quite quickly. It is amazing what some popsicles can do added to some love. Basically because the damage is not as severe, less scaring. However this is no longer a routine operation. The rule of thumb here was four infections within a year time period.
Unless the fever makes your child uncomfortable, it really doesn't need to be a worry. If it gets up to 103 or isn't slowly dropping call the doctor as you may need to change antibiotic or add another. Generally tylenol keeps it in check. Fever, as you know does not harm unless really high. It actually helps kill off the infection.you can judge how your child is acting. Push fluids as kids dehydrate quickly with fever. Ice water helps.
Very soft foods are good. Whatever he wants to eat is fine during this time. Keeps sweets infrequent as it provides fuel for the infection. Keep us posted. Hope is doing better soon. :-)
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