A member asked:

My nephew have infection in tonsillitis a high fever running all day his doctor gave him amox for infection but did not give him anything for fever, ?

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Dr. Eleanor Host answered

Specializes in

Try OTC : He can take over the counter generic tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen for the fever. Either one will also help the throat pain. If the swelling in the throat gets bad and he can't swallow properly, especially if he starts drooling, he should be seen at an er.

Answered 10/20/2017


Dr. James Ferguson answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Nothing ??: We have not had to use prescription meds for fever for more than 2 decades. Advil was once a prescription med for kids fever but went OTC decades ago. Given the frequency and usual home management of fever one would assume that would be common knowledge.

Answered 11/27/2017



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