Have you ever heard of this? This has been going on for a month now. I first noticed he had bad breath like from sinuses. I checked his throat and saw the swollen tonsil. But, he had no fever, no pain, no other symptoms. (My son doesn't complain even when he is really sick, so I have to keep an eye on him). His nurse practitioner (we see her when the pediatrician isn't in the office) said his throat looked read and ordered a rapid strep test which came back negative. She prescribed an antibiotic anyway just in case.
I have an every other week custody schedule with his father so I didn't see him for a week. When he came back to my house he was only due 2 more doses of the ten day antibiotic but his tonsil was still swollen and the other one had become swollen. Also the tonsil that had swelled first had white spots on it. So, I called the pediatrician and he ordered another strep test and mono test. Both were negative. The doc's explanation was that maybe it was viral. I'm no doc but I know that tonsils are supposed to filter out bacteria and can become swollen when too much bacteria is present.
I'm wondering if maybe my son hasn't been taking his prescription allergy medicine at his dad's. His dad only gives it to him "when he has symptoms" but sometimes that is too late. So, I'm wondering if he's had some sinus drainage that his dad and I may have missed and that is causing the swollen tonsils. Another two weeks have passed and although the tonsils look better and no white spots, both are still swollen and I can see pits where the white spots were. Still no other symptoms other than my son being a little tired and cranky. I am going to call the doc again and see what he says. I feel like I'm over worrying but this isn't normal. Have you or your child experienced this?
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