Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Anon | 2012-11-20


sore throat

Dear all
my daughter of 2years nd 11 months, has had a sore throat since last week, i took her to the clinic and they said she has a bit of tonsoles (hope spelling is correct), the advised me to just give her panado and allergex as its really not necessary to give her antibiotics, please can you advise on home remedies for her to heal quicker. she goes to creche.
Thank you

Expert's Reply



From this description your daughter has tonsillitis.Tonsillitis is very often caused by infection by a germ known as 'strep' in this age group. Your daughter should have been given an antibiotic. She was given the incorrect treatment at the clinic. Allergex is an antihistamine and will not help for tonsillitis at all. Panado is only given for fever and pain and will not cure her tonsillitis. It would be best to take your daughter to a doctor as soon as possible as she needs antibiotic treatment.

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Posted by: Anon | 2012-11-21

You must please send your message again Anon. The Dr cannot read a reply message.

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Posted by: Anon | 2012-11-21

doctor, is there no other treatment as she has had antibiotics 4 times this year already and i think its a bit too much. can she not fight this with other means than just antibiotics?

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