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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   My 25 year old son started getting sick on Sunday with upset stomach. He was so tired and felt like throwing up. That has gone away but he now has sweats and really swollen throat. He still is really wiped out. What is it?
User :   hello
Doctor :   Does he has throat pain, fever, difficulty breathing , pain while swallowing food?
User :   No difficutly breathing and no pain while swallowing food. Just extremely wiped out and sweats with this really swollen throat
User :   yes fever
User :   lathargic
Doctor :   sweating too much?
User :   after about an hour after he takes advil he breaks into visiable sweats
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   He has throat infection
Doctor :   He is getting fever from throat infection
User :   will he need antiobotic?
Doctor :   When u give advil fever goes away and he sweats
Doctor :   yes he needs a course of antibitics
User :   infection in throat can make him really tired?
Doctor :   it could be bacterial or it could Viral
Doctor :   EBV Ebstein barr virus can cause throat infection in this age.
Doctor :   it better to get the labs
Doctor :   Throat swab for Streptococci
Doctor :   Or you can straight forward geta course of antibitics
User :   what about mono?
Doctor :   It could be
Doctor :   You can get the Mono spot test
Doctor :   it could be Mono or strep infection
Doctor :   For Mono just Advil tylenol is enough
Doctor :   But if it bacterial he needs antibitics
User :   ok I will get him to dr. he ususally doesn't get sick so seeing him like this was very concerning. he is a youth pastor so he is around kids all the time. I will get him help. Thank you!
Doctor :   Ok
User :   Have a nice day!
Doctor :   Thank you for consultation
Doctor :   Bye
Doctor :   Take care
User :   bye!
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