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8 year old, sore throat, pain in neck, swelling. Treatment?

my 8 year old daughter had a sore throat followed by a sickness bug then five days ago complained of a pain in hernneck, on feeling it she had a small swelling which she said hurts when she dawns and turns her head to the right, she is ok in herself but has a slight swelling the other side now doctor said she will see her next Thursday again but i am worried sick! thanyou
Asked On : Fri, 16 Nov 2012
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Hello and welcome,

Parents are always worried and anxious when their kids fall sick. It is a universal phenomenon.

It sounds like your child has a case of tonsillitis. Which is common for children of her age. Although I could prescribe you medicines, which include one antibiotic (short course of 3 days or a longer one of 5 days), one mild pain killer (as she is a child and would find it difficult to swallow too many tablets, we could give her a mild pain killer which we could dissolve in luke warm water, gargle and spit out three times a day), and a throat disinfectant solution to kill the bacteria.

The reason why I choose not to prescribe the drugs is because I do not know her weight and a pediatrician would be able to best diagnose your daughters condition by examining her throat and calculating the precise dose according to her body mass.

This is a common infection and is nothing you should be worried about.

I wish you and your family good health.

Best wishes.
Answered: Tue, 20 Nov 2012
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