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    Default 20 month old with tonsillitis - advice?

    Baby girl had a fever of 40 deg this morning - rushed her to GP who found she has a bad case of tonsillitis. She's been given antibiotics and needs both panadol / nurofen to manage the fever and pain - but does anyone have any advice on how to help ease her discomfort? Is the whole "giving ice cream for tonsillitis" thing a myth or do people really do that?

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    Try aphidophilus (no idea how to spell it) yoghurt. It helps fight the bacteria in the throat and soothes at the same time, also will help the immune system, and fight possible thrush from the antibiotics.

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    We do icy poles, yoghurts, anything cold really. Best wishes

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    Quote Originally Posted by wigglemum View Post
    We do icy poles, yoghurts, anything cold really. Best wishes
    Same here and jelly

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    DS has had it more times than I care to count. We don't bother with antibiotics anymore as they don't help and just give him the runs as well which adds to the general misery!! Most tonsillitis is viral and the antibiotics will only help if it's bacterial.

    We just dose with Nurofen and Panadol as per instructions, give soft foods and wait for it to be over. DS will eat scrambled eggs, yoghurt, bread, really soft mushy stuff (nothing spicy, keep it bland) and just drinks a lot of milk.

    If he won't eat, I don't push it, and just try to keep his fluids up. It's normally only really bad for 2-3 days and they feel better once the fever breaks. We just do lots of cuddles and keep up with the pain meds on schedule until then to keep him as comfortable as possible. A cold face washer helps too, but don't give them a cold bath as that is bad when you have a fever.

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    I'd suggest taking her off dairy, if that seems to ease but not enough go gluten as well. Try boosting the immune system with probiotics.


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    My son has had tonsillitis more since he was born then I can remember, I didnt change anything while he was sick just made sure I kept up with his medicine & fluids (water,juice) he never eats much when he has it. Finally we are getting it looked at by a ear throat & nose specialist cos he has had it that Many times & he is 2.5yrs old

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    Thanks everyone. Will try the cold stuff (jelly, yoghurt etc) hopefully she takes some.. All she's wanted so far today is water, barely even had her milk..

    Believe it or not she's been on probiotics for a few months, and the last 2 weeks I've had her on the stronger Immune Boost one coz lots of bugs going around daycare right now.. Doesn't look like it helped very much.

    At least she doesn't fight her meds which is a blessing.

    Thanks again all!

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    Ds was still breast feeding when he got tonsillitis at 16 months, I just continued to nurse him and he didn't eat much during it, the only way I could get liquid into him was to water down juice for him

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