Hi I am Dr.kadhir, Fever
, very painful sore throat
could be a viral or bacterial pharyngitis
. though we have scoring systems to differentiate , i would quite difficult practically.
There are few good remedies , one is antiseptic mouth wash goggling for 4 to 5 times a day for bad sore throat , next plenty of hot water and honey for dry throat ( soothing action) and paracetamol
tablet for pain .
Its better to wait for antibiotics if she is not toxic or if her fever and sore throat gets better , at same time it is important to take a throat swab for culture as per doctors advice. If her problems are worsening then start on antibiotics for 7 to 10 days.
Thank you for your consultation in health care magic.