Pharyngitis

(2 Posts)
user1476222934 Wed 12-Oct-16 07:49:07

My son is 14 and hasn't been ill for years thankfully! But last Friday he went down with a virus and has been pretty poorly since, the dr said on Monday that ibuprofen and fluids would suffice in his recovery but now he has white spots on his throat!!! I know Drs these days are reluctant to prescribe antibiotics and I understand why but does he need them to get better or will his body fight this himself?? Any advice gratefully received??

emanon Wed 12-Oct-16 08:27:28

It sounds like tonsillitis, my teenage son has had it a couple of times and the last time did have antibiotics as we were about to go on holiday and he was quite poorly. I am generally quite anti antibiotics, but sometimes they are needed.

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