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Swollen tonsils. Shallow breathing. Have mono infection. Need immediate help?

My daughter has mono. This is the 10th day and her tonsils are so swollen it makes her breathe very shallow. I understand that antibiotics will not help however, when do we decide it is too much. She has a doctor appt. tomorrow but I am wondering if the hospital would be able to do anything if we took her in tonight. When does it become dangerous?
Asked On : Fri, 5 Apr 2013
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If your child has been confirmed to be suffering from mono then this illness would correct by itself in a 2-3 weeks.

Only symptomatic management is required like Antipyretics and pain killers with lots of fluids and bed rest.If the tonsils are painful and swollen she could take warm saline gargles which would relief her of the pain.

The only complication is to do with liver and spleen .Liver swelling leads to jaundice and swollen spleen could lead to rupture if outdoor sports activity are indulged in .Hence one should avoid any contact sports for a period of 4weeks post infection.

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Answered: Fri, 26 Apr 2013
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