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Child having fever, sore throat and cough. Rapid strep negative. Suggest the treatment?

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4 year old boy with 102 fever, sore throat and cough for 5 days. Rappid strep negative
Posted Fri, 8 Nov 2013 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Answered by Dr. Hariom Sharma 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Viral Pharyngitis

Detailed Answer:

I have gone through your query.

It suggests that your son is suffering from Viral Pharyngitis.

Pharyngitis caused by viral infections usually lasts a week.

In this disease supportive treatment is advocated such as-
Monitor for dehydration- offering warm liquids to child.
Oral rinses if child is able to it.
Lozenges and multivitamins.
Nebulisation and steam inhalation.
Anti-allergic syrup like cetirizine syr can be given to take care of excessive secretions once a day for 2 - 3 days.

No need to so much worry because strep test is negative. If your son's condition does not improve in 5 days then again consult the doctor.

If you have any doubt, I will be available for your query.
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