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Michelle asked...

My daughter has tonsillitis.

Tags: Children

My daughter has had 2 lots of tonsillitis in the past 5 weeks and 3 lots of anitibiotics and it's not getting any better and she is missing school, she is 11. We have private healthcare.

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Thank you for your enquiry and I am sorry to hear your daughter has been so unwell. You have a couple of options. One option is to ask your GP to refer your daughter to an Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) specialist and then ring our claims line to receive claims information.

If your daughter is still unwell and not getting better it may be that she needs intravenous antibiotics in either a private or district hospital. Your GP again is responsible for making the initial diagnostics and then referring straight to an emergency ENT consultant either in the NHS or private for admission.

It is also possible for your GP to take a swab of the tonsils to ensure she is being treated with the correct antibiotics and some blood tests may be necessary to ascertain the extent of the infection.

Answered by Health at Hand nurses.


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