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Child had temperature, pain in stomach, head, neck, sore throat. Diagnosed tonsillitis given penicillin. Still not relieved

My son is 4 years old I took him to our emergency doctors last night as he had a temperature pains in his tummy sore throat and neck and is head hurts. the doctor said he had tonsilitus and gave him penicillin. with in the last hour he is saying that the light is hurting is eyes they r red and glazed ove. I don't no wht to do as he says he's tired.
Asked On : Tue, 9 Apr 2013
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HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

The fact that he was given an antibiotic to treat his throat infection implies that the doctor believed that it was bacterial rather than viral. Though viral pharyngitis is more common, children can sometimes become infected by a bacteria.

In upper respiratory tract infections and other viral illnesses , pain around the eyes is common and it is possible that this is what he is experiencing.
The redness could be because he is tired as you stated.
If he had history of trauma to his eye, then you would need to have his eyes evaluated as soon as possible.

Since he is tired, you can consider letting him rest for a bit, give him some analgesia such as paracetamol ,for the sore throat and headache, it would also help the fever.
You can see how he is after he's had some rest.

If you are still unsure or uncomfortable with how he is then you should take him back to be checked out.

I hope this helps

Answered: Tue, 9 Apr 2013
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