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My daughter has been ill four days with high fevers. GP

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Hi my daughter has been ill four days with high fevers. GP suspected it was a UTI so she is on trimethoprim. However now she has developed a sore throat and there are white spots on her tonsils. Will trimethoprim effectively treat tonsillitis? Thanks?
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Trimethoprim is effective against tonsillitis also.

Ideally, a throat swab should be done, which tells the optimum antibiotics.

But in all likely Trimethorpim will take care of sore throat and tonsillitis.

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Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Thank you I will continue to give her the medication prescribed. Will it take longer to work the penicillin?

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It will take around 3-5 days to show the optimum effect. If her fever does not get better or any new symptom arrives, she will need to visit the doctor again and get the blood work and throat culture.

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