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Almost 9 month old boy with tonsillitis. Today is the last day of Antibiotics. Why is he getting worse?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
9 doctors agree

In brief: Hard to say

Tonsilar infections in a 9 mo are rarely simple.
They can involve non standard germs which may not respond to simple antibiotics. They can also involve abscess formation within a tonsil or along the back wall of the throat. If you thing the kid is worse after a few days of treatment have him re-evaluated.

In brief: Hard to say

Tonsilar infections in a 9 mo are rarely simple.
They can involve non standard germs which may not respond to simple antibiotics. They can also involve abscess formation within a tonsil or along the back wall of the throat. If you thing the kid is worse after a few days of treatment have him re-evaluated.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Philip Miller
Get a second opinion asap.
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatrics - Pulmonology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Mgt

Prolonged symptoms should be further evaluated.
A virtual consult may be helpful.
Please monitor his temperature, provide fluids and observe for difficulty breathing. If he has a fever, is dehydrated or having problems breathing, please see the Emergency room.
Viral illnesses are not treated with antibiotics.

In brief: Mgt

Prolonged symptoms should be further evaluated.
A virtual consult may be helpful.
Please monitor his temperature, provide fluids and observe for difficulty breathing. If he has a fever, is dehydrated or having problems breathing, please see the Emergency room.
Viral illnesses are not treated with antibiotics.
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Serious.

without an exam, I can only give general information and 1) infection in an under 1 year old is serious and 2) antibiotics frequently fail due to increasing amounts of antibiotic resistance and this is serious.

In brief: Serious.

without an exam, I can only give general information and 1) infection in an under 1 year old is serious and 2) antibiotics frequently fail due to increasing amounts of antibiotic resistance and this is serious.
Dr. Matt Wachsman
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