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Why is my daughters throat paining severely while swallowing ?

Hi my name is jim and my 9yo daughter has had painful swallowing for last 5 days. We suspected strep and was tested in ER and result was (-) and confirmed 48hrs later as (-),too. Since that test she has had spiked fever (+38 degC) but worse for her is painful swallowing. I have assessed her throat and tonsils are swollen red (no white pustules). But this is just not going away with salt water gargle Q2-4hrs,fluids,and bed rest. What is next step? Hx: no allergies.No meds except motrin q8hrs,prn fv for last 3days only. past med hx is none,very healthy soccer player & skier. Onset was fast ( 1day) and does not seem to be resolving. What to R/O? why no response to tx? all vacines are curent &complete.
Asked On : Fri, 15 Apr 2011
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hi welcome to hcm.probably she may had tonsilitis so it required antibiotics so you concern any pediatric for proper examination of tonsil then given her medicine dont waste time.
Answered: Thu, 29 Dec 2011
General & Family Physician Dr. Vaishali Hebbar's  Response
Hi welcome to health care magic........
Tonsillitis can be caused by several viruses and bacteria apart from streptococcus.
I would suggest to add on an antibiotic like amoxicillin or azithromycin .
For throat pain relief apart from gargling , lozenges would help to sooth the throat.
Give her some cold items to eat like ice creams which would relieve her pain and would be soothing too.
Answered: Sun, 22 May 2011
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