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Both parents down with viral tonsillitis, sore throat, swollen glands, fever, enervation. Have a month old baby. Safety precautions?

Hi, me and my partner are both ill with what seems to be viral tonsillitas, our symptoms are sore throat , swollen glands, headache , temperature, aching and lack of energy. My main concern is for my 8 week old son, are we putting him at risk of catching iy, he does seem to have a cold at the moment but no temperature and is feeding well
Asked On : Mon, 23 Apr 2012
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Hi welcome to health care magic forum,

Sore throat,swollen glands with fever may be due to acute pharyngitis or acute tonsillitis .

As your guess might be correct. Initially they are viral infection and secondarily infected with bacterial pathogens.

Your concern is obvious and right too. Because viral infection are contagious .

In my opinion you can take a broad spectrum antibiotic and try to avoid contact to your child.

If no relief than see an ENT specialist for futher management.

Answered: Mon, 23 Apr 2012
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