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Child having tonsil infection and salivating. Medication?

My 28 months son is having tonsils infection and there is secretion of saliva is it commen in such toddlers, I m worried .he generally has toncil infection but this. Is the first time we see saliva drooling , pl guide me. He visited the doctor he gave us cell or which we started 2day at 6 hr interval, my only son plz tel me is it the right medication
Asked On : Wed, 1 May 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Feb 2013

Thank you for your query on Healthcare Magic.

In children with throat infection because of pain child feels difficulty in swallowing of oral secretion so that it will present as salivation.

Continue the medication as advised by your Pediatrician.

Watch for any danger sings and symptoms like stridor, respiratory distress, bluish discoloration and if you find any immediately report to emergency.

Consult your Pediatrician again if there is no response to medication.

Hope I have answered your query.

Answered: Wed, 1 May 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. Imraan Hussain 's  Response
thanks for your quiry at HCM
does your child running fever,
has there past history of such dribbling of saliva
to confirm tonsilitis you have to visit an ENT doctor and throat swab and culture
is there any change in voice or eating habits, come up with the answers and i will be available for your help

wishing you a speedy recovery
take care
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General & Family Physician Dr. Nirmala P's  Response
Hi, thanks for asking in Healthcare Magic

The hyper salivation in tonsillitis occurs as a result of inability to swallow saliva rather than excessive production. The enlarged inflamed tonsils causes both pain and difficulty in swallowing and so your child is unable to swallow his saliva . This has resulted in reduced clearing of saliva and drooling.

Most common causative agent for tonsillitis is Streptococcus species. It can also be caused by virus infection. Being a lymphoid organ, its own self defense immune mechanism can clear the infection if it is less severe. But repeated infection of tonsils reduces this defense mechanism and necessitates therapy.

Antibiotics like Cefadroxil twice a day for 7 days will hamper the infection. Ibuprofen - Paracetamol suspension will reduce the inflammation of tonsils. Your treating Dr will know about these drugs.
Give plenty of warm milk, food and water although it may be difficult for him to swallow . Avoid cool food.

If the pain becomes more severe with increased salivation and dribbling, then it may be due to peri tonsillar abcess (pus around tonsils) or Quincy which necessitates immediate drainage of pus.

I hope this is useful.
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