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A 32-year-old female asked:

5y son is ill with tonsillitis , he has also animea. i gave him iron suplement .is a right as he is talking antibiotic and his temperature up and down?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Depends: If he has proven strep throat, the right antibiotic will make him better 24-48 hrs after starting it. If it is viral, as long as 5-7 days before improvement.The iron and anemia should not have much influance here.

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