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I brought my DS in to the Dr yesterday sure he had strep, but the culture came back negative. He's been on amoxicillin for almost 24 hrs and is still having swollen glands and fevers. I didn't check his thoart this am to see if It's still white. Does any one have any natural suggestions? I have peppermint oil on his feet right now. I've put garlic in his ears and silver. I've given him honey with cinnamon every day. I'm making up orange juice to have him drink with garlic oil and vit. D in it. He's also taking acidophilus. I have on guard essential oil going in the difusser and tea tree oil on his swollen glands. Any ideas would be helpful. He's on his 5th day of this.

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It sounds like you're taking great care of him!

Was it a rapid strep test? If so, are they sending it off? It could still be strep or it could even be viral yet. How high are his fevers?

Do make sure you're doing the probiotic at least three hours after every antibiotic dose. I like Florastor probiotics with antibiotics, if you can get any of that. Culturelle is good and widely available but, like the acidophilus, will need be given a few hours away from every dose of antibiotic. Florastor will survive the antibiotic. I don't know if I would combine the garlic oil with the amox. I'd want to avoid double antibiotics, at least by mouth. But if you do continue with the garlic you'll need to watch the probiotics with it as well.

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