A 64-year-old male asked:
child given amoxicillin course for "pharingotonsilitis" w/o testing. isn't this usually viral? he has mild fever, headache and a red, sore throat.
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Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett answered
37 years experience Pediatrics
Pharyngotonsillitis: Physician may have felt confident that he/she is seeing strep throat without testing. Hard to second guess without examining child. However untreated strep throat can result in rheumatic fever. Contact doctor before deciding not to take antibiotics.
Answered on Apr 15, 2017
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