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Experience:  20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.
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My daughter is 18 she has type A flu diagnosed yesterday She

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My daughter is 18 she has type A flu diagnosed yesterday
She has temp 38 after Panadol and neurofen
She is on the tamiflu puffer
Her tonsils are very very big making swallowing painful and difficult
What else can I do ?
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 1 month ago.

Hello I'm Dr Chip

Was she also screened for strep throat?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
throat swab done
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 1 month ago.

Did her doctor comment on her swollen tonsils?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
she said they looked viral.
We have just been back o Dr. THOAT swab not back till 6 pm tonight, and dr rooms closed then. So results not able to get ill on day morning.
Dr recommended cold and flu tablets, and neurogenic and diff lam spray to numb the throat. Chest clear at present - but wrote script for antibiotics in case it drops to chest.
My daughter was feverish, and sweating in bed overnight.
My daughter feels okay in the morning and her symptoms worsen late afternoon and in the evening.
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Nurofen
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 1 month ago.

OK

At this point it sounds like she has strep throat even with the negative test

So you need to start giving her the antibiotics for now

She can also gargle with warm salt water and use a lidocaine oral spray for the pain

Please let me know if you need any more information