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    Default Need advice!! Tonsillitis

    Hi,

    just had the after hours doctor out and my 18mth dd has tonsillitis so I have been given penicillin and pain stop to give her, but we just tried to give her the 5mls of penicillin and she spat it out cried then vomited. So what I'm hoping anyone can help me with is how do I get this into her?!?! Any tricks or ideas will be gladly appreciated.

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    Can you mix it with juice to make it taste better?

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    Does she still drink milk? Put it in that if so. Tonsillitis is so painful, it is probably the swallowing making her spit, perhaps give the pain stop first, then antibiotics? Give 1ml at a time maybe on her favourite food? Any is better than none. I hope she gets well soon.

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    Thanks for replying!!!

    We've never tried juice before so that's a great idea, something new and exciting.

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    [QUOTE=MummaOJ;7375816]Does she still drink milk? Put it in that if so. Tonsillitis is so painful, it is probably the swallowing making her spit, perhaps give the pain stop first, then antibiotics? Give 1ml at a time maybe on her favourite food? Any is better than none. I hope she gets well soon.[/QUOTE

    Thank you so much, yes she is still a huge milk drinker so that's a great idea. I've tried in water with nurofen before, but she looks at me like "mum, that is not water"!

    Yes, I thought it might be the swallowing that's hard too, oh poor thing. Thanks for your well wishes.

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    Maybe give her something cold first to suck on like ice cubes, this helps to numb the throat a bit, then swallowing won't hurt so much.

    I would also give the painstop first, then the antibiotics.

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    I was older, but I remember the gp getting mum to put it on ice ream with sprinkles. Made it a nice cold treat! Still didn't have it all apparently but it was something!

    poor girl, I had it so much when I was younger wouldn't wish it on anyone!

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    Poor thing. 2yo DS had tonsillitis a few months ago. Once you get those antibiotics in they improve so quickly. We had orange flavoured medicine so I called it his yummy "orange juice medicine" - he never gets juice so it was a big treat. I also let him eat lots of icy poles to get some fluid into him.

    Hope she's better really quick!

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    Thanks everyone. It seems that thus is going to be a huge struggle as little one might be smarter then me!

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