Tonsilitis in 10 week old, please help and advice
lockdownmummax · 18/03/2023 18:25
I have attached pictures below of my 10 week olds mouth
so I was in hospital unwell with tonsilitis at start of week, on antibiotics and cleared up
However my 10 week old tonight I noticed his cheeks where a bit red, no temprature as of yet but checked his mouth as I have been paranoid about passing this onto him, I seen these white spots on back of his throat I don't know if it's his tonsils or what?
He is crying taking a bottle I am currently freaking out :(
Anyone seen this or dealt with tonsilitis in such a young baby? I am waiting on hold to 111 just now
Wishbub · 18/03/2023 21:17
The white at the back of the tongue looks like milk, I can't see the tonsils in those pics. When they're inflamed you can see them either side in front of the throat. Have a look on Google, but I imagine it's hard to see on a small baby.
Wishiwasatailor · 18/03/2023 21:20
Not the best view to be able to see tonsils. Keep feeding little and often keep an eye on temperatures, wet nappies and if any concerns get him seen ideally via 111 or if not go to a&e.
Felicity42 · 18/03/2023 21:28
You could go to a pharmacy tomorrow. Could it be thrush either which causes white patches. Common enough in babies, but is easily treated with a gel. Hard to know from the pics.
Wishiwasatailor · 18/03/2023 21:37
@Felicity42 no pharmacist will be giving advice for a 10 week old. It’s 12 hrs until most pharmacies open. If baby refuses milk etc until they are seen at a pharmacy and treated for thrush they could be very unwell from dehydration. Please don’t give advice on diagnosis over mumsnet even if you are a medical professional
lockdownmummax · 18/03/2023 22:41
I have headed to out of hours they think ulcers so I'm just now waiting on A&E as been referred here to find out what's causing them
daisydot22 · 18/03/2023 22:59
I read somewhere that it's harder for such young babies to get tonsillitis because technically their tonsils are too tiny to become infected. I'm sure it said that it affects older children more. Did you find out if yours was viral or bacterial?
There are so many bugs around right now that if dc isn't unwell in other ways (high temp, listless, not feeding etc) I would be tempted to let it run its course. That said he is very young so if you feel something isn't right get medical attention. The chances are it'll sort itself out I would think.
lockdownmummax · 18/03/2023 23:36
Mines was bacteria it came on suddenly spiked a temp or 39.6 and heart rate was 167 was lying on the waiting room floor in A&E feeling dreadful so I have been really worried that I pass it onto my baby and he feels like that :(
The doctor said she seen his tonsils and they look fine the ulcers are on his palette I think I just freaked out when I seen something abnormal in his mouth because the experience I had with it,
So worrying having babies isn't it
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