Childhood Diseases

Posted by: vanessa | 2012-07-11



Hi Dr
My 19 month old little girl has had tonsillitis for 8 days today. I took her to the Paed on the 3rd day. He diagnosed: acute tosillitis and gave her antibiotics - Augmentin 10 day course, panamor and empaped suppositories for fever. Her fever finally broke on day 6. She has not yet fully recovered and is still battling to eat. Her tonsils are still a bit enlarged and she has difficulty breathing at night. Her nose seemed to be blocked from day 4 - tried saline drops with no affect I then started treating on day 6 with Betnesol drops. Last night i tried steaming her bathroom during her bath. She slept right through but woke up this morning with a bit of dried blood &  thick mucus in her nose. I am concerned that there may be an underlying complication and my question is, should I wait and finish her course of antibiotics or should I take her back to the Paed?

Expert's Reply



Your little girl appears to have severely infected tonsils and adenoids with a poor response to the Augmentin antibiotic. Your best move would be to ask an ENT specialist to see your daughter as soon as possible.

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