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Tonsillitis and sulphur farts?

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DextersMistress Fri 24-Jun-16 19:50:45

Had ds(3) at the doctors today with a high temp, cold symptoms etc. Was told it's his tonsils and given antibiotics. He's now snoring next to me and is passing the most foul smelling rotten egg wind. I can't find a connection on Google, does anyone have any insight?

Also, his temperature is 39 after having ibuprofen under an hour ago, when can I give paracetamol? Thanks.

DextersMistress Fri 24-Jun-16 20:11:23

Anyone please?

TheCrumpettyTree Fri 24-Jun-16 22:42:51

You can give paracetamol anytime as it's a different medicine from ibuprofen. As long as you don't give more than four doses in 24 hours.

The farts I have no idea. Antibiotics can give you diarrhoea though so maybe they're having an effect.

You don't always need to give medicine for a temperature, now days they recommend giving it for pain and being unsettled and letting the temperature do its job. Although if he's got poorly tonsils he probably is sore.

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