My seven year old daughter was first diagnosed with strep throat about 45 days ago and has been treated with Amoxicillin, Omnicef, Amox Tr Cl, Azithromycin and now most recently on her fifth antibiotic, Clindamycin.
Each time we finished the antibiotic treatment, symptoms of fever returned within 48 hours. While on Amox Tr C, the fever symptoms were not even fully suppressed - low grade fevers continued throughout treatment. Her blood was taken and white blood cells high as expected and also Titers high as expected, meaning that she is in fact, fighting a strep infection.
I am praying to God that this treatment will work. She has been on it for 24 hours so far and she still has fevers of between 99.6-100.0. A first ENT specialist wanted to give her a strong penicillin shot or the Clindamycin as the fifth treatment, but had a horrible bedside manner and did not even offer to give the shot himself, but instead told me to get it from my regular pediatrician.
My pediatrician has never given the shot he indicated and did not even have it in stock.
The new ENT preferred the Clindamycin treatment and already indicated that if the Clindamycin does not work we will go for tonsil and adenoid removal. He feels we have tried so much and the child has had enough antibiotic treatments. Anyone who can shed light on why this would happen to an otherwise healthy child and if this is a good treatment are appreciated. All other household members have tested negative for strep with the full lab culture.