Angines repeatedly, what to do?

Angines repeatedly, what to do?

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This morning, your child woke up complaining of a sore throat. The hand on his forehead, you see that fever is at the rendezvous. Another angina? The point with Dr. Martine François, ENT.

Who disturbs it?

  • Your child. He has trouble swallowing, his fever is high enough and it's painful.
  • You. He is still small and has already taken a lot of antibiotics lately. The repetition of these affections worries you a little.

Is it the same angina?

As usual, your child has a sore throat and a little fever. But is this the same disease? Should he have the same treatment?

  • There are two types of angina: viral and bacterial. It is the doctor who will establish the diagnosis by performing a rapid diagnostic test (RDT): a swab is placed on the amygdala of your child, then dipped in a reagent. In five minutes, the result is there. Negative test, it is a viral angina not requiring antibiotic. Everything will return to normal in a few days with an analgesic and an antipyretic, in liquid form to facilitate the catch.

It is a bacterial angina

The disease has started as usual. And the doctor confirms: this is a new bacterial angina.

  • What has to be done. Bacterial angina is most often caused by strep. In addition to painkillers and anti-fever drugs, an antibiotic treatment of 4 to 6 days is necessary. To choose the one that best suits your child, the doctor takes into account his / her tolerances and tastes. If your patient is allergic to penicillin, he will prescribe another family of antibiotics, always in liquid form. In the same way, offer him a fluid food. Do not insist if it lacks appetite, but make sure that it drinks plenty.

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