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Child with swollen tonsils, fever, sore throat and headache. Took ibuprofen, warm epsom salt baths. What to do?

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10 year old girl has swollen tonsils, fever between 99.6 and 101.6, sore throat and headache.
giving lots of fluids, childs ibuprofen, warm epsom salt baths. appetite is ok when fever is down. day 2.
any other suggestions? need to be seen?
Posted Mon, 1 Apr 2013 in Child Health
Answered by Dr. Y V Siva Sankara Murty 9 minutes later

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Sore throat in a child should not be neglected. This is because certain throat infection (streptococcal throat infection) has long term effects on the body.

So request you take your kid to your doctor who will examine the throat and take a throat swab for culture. He will start antibiotic if he feels required.

Hope this helps.

Take care.
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