Our expert says:
Most of the upper airway infections are caused by viruses. Specific diseases like tonsillitis, some middle ear infections and sinusitis are usually caused by bacteria. If he does not have a fever, and the throat does not have a yellow spots on the tonsils or swollen glands, you could wait a while before starting antibiotics. Unfortunately some viral infections tend to go over into secondary bacterial infections and then you have to use antibiotics
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