Is my son of 8 months too young for penicillin? My doctor prescribed it as he had red swollen tonsils

Penicillin . Penicillins can be given to children of any age , what is important is the indication of penicillin. .
Penicillin . Penicillins Should be fine at any age as long as they are not allergic to it. .
Penicillin. Penicillin is safe to use in a 8 month old. The real question is whether or not your infant has strep throat. Strep throat is rare in children under 2 years of age. Did your child have contact with someone with documented strep throat? Did your doctor do a throat swab for strep culture? These are questions to ask your doctor.

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I need a second opinion! My doctor has prescribed penicillin for my 8 month old who has red swollen tonsils! Is this the best anb for this?

Penicillin. Penicillin is routinely prescribed for strep throat. However strep throat is rare in children under one year of age. Most red swollen tonsils at this age are due to viruses. Did the doctor do a throat swab for rapid strep or culture? If testing was done and positive for strep, penicillin is a reasonable choice. Read more...
Depends on diagnosis. Happy to render a formal opinion via an appointment, but in general penicillin can be used to treat throat infections, particularly strep. That being said, strep throat/tonsil infection is less common in children under 3 or infants unless they are exposed (say with older kids). There are also a lot of throat infections that are viral. Read more...
Tonsils. Penicillin is the preferred antibiotics for streptococcus throat infections and tonsillitis. Throat swab can confirm that child has bacterial infection and needs antibiotics as viral infections are quiet common in younger children . . Read more...
Penicillin. Should be gin as long as he is not allergic to it. Read more...