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Child has severe congestion, cough, light pink tonsils. What does that mean?

My daughter is 9 years old and has had a bad cough for several days over the weekend it is more of congestion type cough...she went to school today, the school nurse said her tonsils are a light pink...does that mean anything? or what should I do? she has been taking Delsym cough medicine . email address: YYYY@YYYY
Asked On : Fri, 15 Feb 2013
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Dec 2012

An upper respiratory tract infection (tonsilo-pharyngitis) could cause coughing. Throat swap + analysis might be needed to determine if strep infection available. Other microbes possible reason why a closer look by a doctor is needed. Pink tonsils could signify an infection but swelling and pain needs to also be present.
I recommend you see a pediatrician for proper review and appropriate treatment.

Best wishes and quick recovery to your daughter
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