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There are a couple of reasons why your son is not responding to the antibiotics prescribed for a throat infection
and high fever
. A culture and sensitivity test will determine the effective medication for the infection.
Two, the antibiotics are ineffective against a virus. Viruses may cause pharyngitis
with a high fever. In the case of viruses, no antibiotic will help. Again, a culture and sensitivity test will determine if there is a bacteria present. If no bacteria is present, the infection is most likely the result of a virus.
Return to your pediatrician
to determine the next course of action. Continue treating your son for his high fever. If your child should experience a stiff neck
and is unable to touch his chin to his chest, take your son immediately to the nearest emergency facility to rule out a more serious illness.