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3 year old having tonsils which are extremely swollen and white patches all over a week on antibiotics. What could be the reason ?

tonsils are still extremely swollen and white patches all over after a week on antibiotic my three year old has been diagnosed with strep on may 27 and was started on omnicef she has been on it 8 days now and tonsils are still extremely swollen and white patches everywhere. She has had repeated strep twice in may and 3 other imes in 6 months.
Asked On : Sat, 4 Jun 2011
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
hi welcome to healthcare magic
u might have folliicular tonsilitis,u should consult ur ent again n ask for some other antibiotic which sensitive,
drink boiled water,stop drinking cold water,soft diet,do betadine garggles,
complete antibiotic course
pain killer
Answered: Sun, 5 Jun 2011
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Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Aashish Raghu's  Response
After the infection comes down, the Doctor may advise tonsillectomy as there are frequent attacks of tonsillitis. As of now a change in antibiotic may be required for which you will need to consult your Doctor.
Answered: Sat, 4 Jun 2011
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dear rebekah
recurrent tonsillitis has no treatment in allopathy except to go for surgery of the same and after doing so, swelling and pain remains for sometimes
here i can guide you with some of the homeopathic medicines which are showing some excellent results in tonsillitis
baryta carb 200, merc sol 200 5-5-5 from each 2 dram bottle each for about two months and then after report me back or mail me on

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Answered: Sat, 4 Jun 2011
General Surgeon Dr. Swapnendu Sekhar Ghosh's  Response
welcome to healthcaremagic
please consult your doctor
culture/sensitivity of the material obtained from the tonsil will help finding a suitable antibiotic to control infection
once controlled kid should be on prophylactic antibiotics to prevent recurrence
proper treatment will take care of your baby
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ENT Specialist Dr. Puneet Maheshwari's  Response
hi welcome to health care magic,

actually you are suffering from follicular tonsillitis. Treatment of this condition..

1- Warm saline gargles.
2- A complete antibiotic course.
3- antiinflammatory drug.
4- betadine gargles


dont worry you will be all rite.

Answered: Sun, 5 Jun 2011
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