Ok bit of quick background my DS has been sick for a week. Blocked nose, cough, temp to a max of 38.5 but sometimes as low as 36.8 and generally looking under the weather. Yesterday I took him to the doc my doctor was super busy so I saw a different one (still waited 1.5 hours to see him my doctor was 3 hour wait) Anyway he checked him ears all good, chest pretty clear, stomach nothing, heart sounds fine. Then he prescribes him antibiotics...umm why? Everytime I asked this doctor a question he just sounded agitated and I was being super nice. I said "oh he needs antibiotics I thought maybe it was a virus" to which he replied in a snarky voice "well he has been sick for a week and he doesn't look well" to which I said "but if it a virus (because you know antibiotics don't actually work for viruses - I didnt say this to him cause he cut me off)" to which he said "its tonsillitis" in an very unconvincing voice to which I said "but isn't that viral" to which he gave me a dirty look.
So now I have antibiotics for DS but Im so uncomfortable giving antibiotics when they are not needed. But then I'm not a doctor.
If I got back to the medical centre the wait will be at least 2-3 hours again.
DS has no temp today but looks a little tired. He is eating and playing.
Thing is my DS was sick last year for 3 weeks caught some nasty bug and we ended up at the hospital and the doctors there wouldnt even give him antibiotics because they said it was pointless.
How does this doctor know its an infection?
So what would you do? do you follow your gut or would you suck it up and give the medication.