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Child has fever, palpable anterior cervical nodes and throat pain while swallowing. Proper diagnosis?

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2 year old has fever of 101 - 103 last 3 days, anterior cervical nodes palpable and tender to touch on left side, throat hurts and hurts when swallows, throat erythematous with 4+ exudates, slightly reddened tympanic membrane on periphery
Posted Sun, 7 Apr 2013 in Child Health
Answered by Dr. Synthyia Bhagat 25 minutes later

Thanks for writing to us.

Symptoms which you have mentioned points towards upper respiratory infection which could be viral or bacterial in nature.
I suggest you to get your child examined by pediatrician as symptoms are more towards bacterial infection for which a course of antibiotic is needed.
In the meantime give acetaminophen as per dosage(15mg/kg)every 6 hourly till fever is above 100F.
Give plenty of fluids and soft bland diet to maintain hydration and nutrition.

Hope i have answered your query,if you have any other question i would be glad to help.

Wishing your child good health.
God bless!!
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