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Jordan
A 45-year-old male asked:

Is it normal for a child 6 yrs with tonsillitis infection to have fever for 5 days. he is taking antibiotics and fever reliever. ?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sari Nabulsi
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: The most common reason of tonsillitis is viral. So the possibility of this is most likely viral. Antibiotics is of no use.
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Dr. Franklyn Gergits
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Hello: It is fairly common to see a child suffering with tonsillitis to maintain a fever while on abx and analgesics. Things that could account for the persistent fever may be fluid intake, possibly a resistant bacteria or the development of an abscess. See your family doctor for continued care.
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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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