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Suffer from sore throat, fever and headache. Treatment?

Hi Dr. Bhatti My son started out 48 hours ago with a sore throat , fever of 102.3, and a head ache. Still same but fever has reached 103.4 and still having bad head ache and now feels like he needs to pike but has not./ We have been using essential oils of peppermint and lemon and drinking . peppermint tea with honey and cinnamon. He ate breakfast and lunch
Asked On : Mon, 25 Mar 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Jun 2015
Hello dear..
All these symptoms indicate that your might be having Pharyngitis.
Presence of high fever & headache indicate infective etiology.

Management includes:
1. Gargle with warm salt water to relieve throat pain.
2. Analgesics like paracetamol to relieve fever & headache.
3. Antibiotics depending upon culture & sensitivity reports to remove the causative organism.
4. Antihistamine preparations can also be used to provide symptomatic relief.
If symptoms still will be better to consult a Pediatrician for further management.

Meanwhile...he should avoid taking cold food & drinks, maintain adequate hydration & take soft, non-spicy foods.
Wish him good health & a speedy recovery.
Thanks & take care.
Answered: Mon, 25 Mar 2013
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Emergency Medicine Specialist Dr. R.A. Singh's  Response
Thanks for writing your query.

After reading your post, it seems that your child is having upper respiratory tract infection.
He should be properly investigated for proper treatment.

You get following investigations done :-
1. Throat swab culture.
2. Complete Blood Count (CBC).

It will be helpfulif you mention his age and weight.
He should be given antihistaminic like cetrizine for sore throat.
Paracetamol can be given for fever and headache.
Antibiotic can be given accordingto the culture/senstivity reports of the throat swab.

You should give him any medicine only after getting him examined clinically.
I hope this is helpful to you.
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