My baby had been having a fever for a while. I thought he had a cold so I gave him antipyretic medicine, but it didn\’t get better after 4 days of taking it. I took my baby to the doctor today. The doctor said it was tonsillitis and prescribed antibiotics. medicine. I would like to ask Doudehui, what medicine should I take for suppurative tonsillitis? Do babies with tonsillitis need to take antibiotics? How can you tell whether your baby has tonsil inflammation or a cold? \”Almost every baby has experienced tonsil inflammation, and some babies even have it repeatedly several times a year, which makes many parents worry about it. So what is the reason for the frequent tonsil inflammation in babies? What about parents? How to identify whether your baby has tonsil inflammation? Today Doudehui will tell you why babies’ tonsils are prone to inflammation? The human pharynx is like an arch, consisting of palatine tonsils, pharyngeal tonsils and lingual tonsils. Among them, the palatine tonsils are the largest, so the tonsils we usually refer to actually refer to the palatine tonsils. The tonsils are like the \”door gods\” of the respiratory tract and digestive tract. They secrete a small amount of mucus, which contains white blood cells and phagocytes. Once there are bacteria and viruses After passing here, it will be adsorbed on it and then swallowed and digested. But when our resistance is low (such as cold and damp, anxiety, mood swings, etc.), the defense ability of the tonsils will also decrease, and bacteria and viruses will It is easy to take advantage of the opportunity to reproduce in large numbers. In addition, the baby\’s own resistance is relatively weak, so when bacterial viruses are \”invaded\”, the tonsils are unable to resist the bacterial viruses, and the tonsils are prone to infection. And once the baby has an upper respiratory tract infection, the tonsils serve as the upper respiratory tract. One of them is often accompanied by tonsil inflammation. How do you know if your baby has tonsil inflammation? Tonsillitis can be divided into acute tonsillitis and chronic tonsillitis. When a baby with acute tonsillitis has tonsil inflammation, the symptoms of infection throughout the body are obvious. Common symptoms include: high fever up to 39℃-40℃, accompanied by symptoms of nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, difficulty swallowing, and drooling. In addition, some babies may also suffer from irritating cough and bad breath due to throat discomfort. However, the most typical manifestation is tonsil congestion, redness and swelling. In some children, yellow-white pus spots can be seen on the surface of the tonsils, or there is yellow-white bean dregs-like exudate on the surface of the tonsils. Chronic tonsillitis Tonsill hypertrophy caused by chronic tonsillitis will It causes difficulty breathing, especially during sleep, because the tongue relaxes and falls back, causing thunderous snoring. Therefore, if parents find that their baby snores or has apnea while sleeping, they should be alert to whether the baby has adenoid hypertrophy and must take care of it in time. When your baby goes for a check-up, don’t think it’s because the baby is sleeping soundly. Because chronic hypoxia for a long time will not only affect the baby’s growth and development, but may also affect the baby’s intellectual development, and even affect the baby’s facial features, making the baby look ugly. ! In addition, chronic tonsillitis can also be caused after suffering from acute infectious diseases (such as scarlet fever, measles, influenza, diphtheria, etc.). Is it necessary to use antibiotics for tonsil inflammation in babies? Whether antibiotics should be used for tonsil inflammation in babies depends on the cause of the inflammation . Because tonsil inflammation canIt can be caused by viral infection or bacterial infection. However, most cases of tonsillitis in babies are caused by viruses, mostly cold viruses. If tonsillitis is caused by a viral infection, then parents do not need to give antibiotics to the baby, because the viral infection is self-limiting and the baby will get better on its own after a while, and there is currently no effective way to kill viral acute tonsillitis. Viral drugs. On the other hand, if the baby has a bacterial infection, antibiotics must be used. As for how to identify whether the baby has a viral infection or a bacterial infection, parents still need to take the baby to see a doctor for diagnosis. Doctors will combine blood routine, C-reactive protein and pathogenic tests to determine whether it is a bacterial infection or a viral infection, and to distinguish which type of viral infection or which type of bacterial infection it is before further treatment. Therefore, parents should not rush to give antibiotics to their baby as soon as the doctor says that their baby has tonsil inflammation, or they may become discolored after hearing the antibiotics, fearing the side effects and not cooperating with the doctor\’s treatment or giving their baby medication. How should parents care for babies with tonsil inflammation? 1. Get more rest, let the baby rest in bed, and prepare light and easy-to-digest food for the baby. If the sore throat is severe or you have a fever, you can consider using acetaminophen or ibuprofen to relieve pain and reduce fever in time. 2. Drink more water. Let the baby drink as much water as possible to replenish the water lost due to high fever, promote the excretion of toxins in the body, thereby helping the baby dissipate heat and lower the body temperature. 3. Pay attention to your diet and don’t let your baby eat too much greasy food, and don’t overeat. Nutritional intake must be comprehensive, so that the body will be in a dynamically balanced and healthy state. 4. Pay attention to hygiene. Brush your teeth every morning and evening, rinse your mouth with water after meals. Pay attention to oral hygiene to avoid food residues remaining in the mouth and mixing with bacteria, which may induce/aggravate tonsil infection. During the season when respiratory infectious diseases are high, the difference between the indoor temperature and the outdoor temperature should not be too large. Especially in households with heating, windows must be opened every day to maintain air circulation. Let your baby move more every day to improve his physical fitness and enhance his own resistance, so he will not be easily defeated by bacteria and viruses. In addition, it is necessary to add or remove clothing for the baby in time and take measures to prevent cold and warmth.