Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Mommy | 2010-05-10



Hi Doc

My LG of 11 months has been diagnosed with tonsillitis (mangelontsteking). This is the 2nd time she gets it in 7 weeks time.

Anyway, the paed prescribed some antibiotics (Augmentin) but I can''t get her to drink it. I tried a syringe and even the spoon. She vomits it all up.

Now I''m hiding it in her milk and at least it goes down. Takes a while but it goes down.

Now I''ve heard that the milk neutralises the effectiveness of the antibiotics?

Is this true?

Please help as the paed wants to admit my LG into hospital if I can''t get the antibiotics down!

Oh, by the way, she''s on the 2nd day of a 7 day course and seems a bit better (not so feverish and sleepy anymore) already, so maybe the antibiotics do work? By the way, the milk is not heated, it is room temperature.

Expert's Reply



It is OK to mix this antibiotic with her milk so that she can take the full dose. She is already getting better so the antibiotic is working.

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