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    Some advice please about Tonsillitis

    Think my daughter (3) has tonsilitis but can't get to doc's till tomorrow.
    Does anyone know of ways to help so she can get some sleep, she has had Calpol but doesn't seem to have had any effect.
    Thank you in advance.

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    NHS - Direct, dont listen to anybody!

    Benson's Bargain;4145981

    NHS - Direct, dont listen to anybody!



    Wise words! All the sooth-sayers and white witches on here will probably have you sacraficing a goat!

    Agree with above, where a child is concerned get professional help. :thumbsup:

    ADVICE. You ask for ADVICE!!

    There is nothing you can do from what i had. Nothing i could take would reduce the pain (not from the shop anyway). Good for losing weight though, when it becomes to painful to swallow your own spit you aint going near the chocolate.

    i had this last year and doc told me not much they can do there is no medicine you just have to see it through i think i was quite bad for 4 days then wasnt too bad after that make sure you have plenty of ice cream or ice lollies hope she feels better soon

    Original Poster

    Sorry hadn't spotted my mistake, so thanks for pointing it out

    chloroform on her pillow Lol kidding, NHS Direct is your best bet until tomorrow

    Original Poster

    Titchimp;4146052

    There is nothing you can do from what i had. Nothing i could take would … There is nothing you can do from what i had. Nothing i could take would reduce the pain (not from the shop anyway). Good for losing weight though, when it becomes to painful to swallow your own spit you aint going near the chocolate.



    Daughter is only 3 so don't really want her to be losing to much weight, she's only 34lb as it is.

    Hope she gets better soon Mac. Both my girls used to suffer very badly from it and the above is correct in my experience.
    Unfortunately not a lot you can do.
    NHS Direct for free pro. help.

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    Call NHS Direct if she cant sleep, there are local 24 hour medical centres you can go to, unless you live in the middle of no where.

    My son had the same, doctors can give medication to ease the discomfort.

    have you tried nurofen for the pain or medised i think that's how you spell it, it might help her to sleep, aww bless her it's horrible when kids are in pain, my little boy is teething and he won't have a dummy (which is a good thing really) and nothing will comfort him x x x hope she's better soon x x

    Original Poster

    Thanks people for your advice it's what i thoght but figured i'd see if there was anything else I could do,
    I'll get her to the docs first thing, they are very good at giving appointments for children xx

    Benson's Bargain;4145981

    NHS - Direct, dont listen to anybody!



    Exactly right.

    I've suffered with it a few times, but I'm not qualified to give an opinion.. speak to someone who is.

    Try giving her some warm honey in water
    Can she garggle? If so, get her to garggle with warm salt-water (she probably wont!)
    Otherwise, calpol is your best friend for tonight
    The doctor can prescribe antibiotics for you if it is bad enough (penicillin V/erythromycin)

    Angelstar;4146166

    have you tried nurofen for the pain or medised i think that's how you … have you tried nurofen for the pain or medised i think that's how you spell it, it might help her to sleep, aww bless her it's horrible when kids are in pain, my little boy is teething and he won't have a dummy (which is a good thing really) and nothing will comfort him x x x hope she's better soon x x



    I'd avoid anything with ibuprofen (and aspirin) - if you take them on an empty stomach, you get stomach cramps which are just as painful as the sore throat. Paracetamol based painkillers work better with tonsilitis - other than that, plenty of fluids and TLC! Get to doctors, they will probably prescribe antibiotics if they think it is bacterial tonsilitis (although its often not)...

    i suffer with it alot and my mum always made me a warm honey, lemon (and a bit of sugar) drink and that always really soothed my throat til i could get to the drs
    hope she feels better, its not nice! x

    Hope the little one had a good night and that she is feeling a lot better.

    If not then the Doc's will sort her out Mac

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    hottoshop;4148076

    Hope the little one had a good night and that she is feeling a lot … Hope the little one had a good night and that she is feeling a lot better.If not then the Doc's will sort her out Mac



    Morning Hot,
    Night was very rough, lots of crying, so i'll call doc's when they open @ 8.30 and get an appointment. second you say it's for your child they seem to find an appointment that they didin't have before when it was an adult, so they are good that way.

    Original Poster

    Yes it is tonsilitis so we now have penicillin, 4 times a day, calpol 4 times a day and calprofen 3 times a day. and hopefully a happier little girl for her birthday on saturday.

    Aww bless her xx Hope she's feeling better by Sat xx

    macdoona;4151506

    Yes it is tonsilitis so we now have penicillin, 4 times a day, calpol 4 … Yes it is tonsilitis so we now have penicillin, 4 times a day, calpol 4 times a day and calprofen 3 times a day. and hopefully a happier little girl for her birthday on saturday.



    How's she doing Mac ? Hopefully an easier night last night ?

    Bless her you're going to need plenty of jelly and ice cream for her Birthday ! Is she having a party ?

    Gosh I'm being nosy aren't I, sorry !! ( I can't stand kids suffering on any level, makes me go all weak. )

    Have a good day Mac and a great day tomorrow if I don't catch you before

    Original Poster

    Slightly better night.
    Seemed to be not to bad this morning but then was sick all over the bed, so now just lying on the sofa watching Mary Poppins with big sis who has a horrible sore throat so is off school,
    Just having family tomorrow, and some friends next weekend when she's better.

    macdoona;4160260

    Slightly better night. Seemed to be not to bad this morning but then was … Slightly better night. Seemed to be not to bad this morning but then was sick all over the bed, so now just lying on the sofa watching Mary Poppins with big sis who has a horrible sore throat so is off school,Just having family tomorrow, and some friends next weekend when she's better.



    Aww poor lamb (s) Mary Poppins is good, they will soon be hollering supercalifragiclicousexpialidocous from the sofa, lol

    Wise idea about tomorrow, this time next week all will be fine apart from a well knackered Mother !!

    All the best to you and yours Mac

    macdoona;4160260

    Seemed to be not to bad this morning but then was sick all over the bed, … Seemed to be not to bad this morning but then was sick all over the bed, so now just lying on the sofa watching Mary Poppins with big sis who has a horrible sore throat so is off school,


    Sounds luke tonsilitus too
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