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Child has fever, sore throat, body ache, negative strep test. What to do?

i have a 4 year old little boy who ran a fever of 101 all day yesterday and sore throat . body aches. We took him to the doctor and the did aa strep test and it came back negative. he is very uncomfortable and is complaining of a sore throat and now we have noticed a dark line going down his chest . not sure what to do now or what the dak line might mean
Asked On : Sun, 20 May 2012
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Feb 2013

Thank you for your query on Healthcare Magic.

Your child seems having an upper respiratory tract infection could be due to a bacteria or virus.

For fever continue Tylenol in prescribed dose.

Ask him to gargle with salt water.

Give plenty of oral fluids to drink.

If the fever is persisting, antibiotic may be required.

The dark line is looking like a superficial vein in the skin on chest.

Consult the doctor again if fever is not subsiding beyond 48 hours of infection.

Hope I have answered your query.

Answered: Thu, 13 Jun 2013
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