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Posted on Tue, 31 May 2016 in Child Health
Question: Y is my son running a constant fever since last week he was diagnosed with strep throat. I have been giving him his meds on time and he still running fever and his private parts are peeling his eyes are red we have been to the er 3 times they say they cant find anything.
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Answered by Dr. Deepak Patel 5 hours later
Brief Answer:
could be typhoid, non responding infection

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Can understand your concerns.

Fever constantly for 1 week with initial diagnosis of strep throat could be non responsive infection, typhoid, dengue infection or viral rash.
In my opinion, you should do complete blood count, typhi dot IGM, ns1 antigen test, blood culture test, And throat swab culture.
Antibiotics should be upgraded, because Sometimes the infection is unresponsive to medicines.
Adequate liquid diet should be given to child.
And dengue fever, there is fever for 5 to 6 days followed by Rash over body So we should also rule out Dengue infection.
Typhoid fever can also present like this but in typhoid fever Rash is less commonly seen.
streptococcal infection if not treated fully can also be to skin rash.
I suggest you to immediately do all the investigation.
it would be better, if you ask the question With some pictures of the skin lesion.
Till then give Paracetamol for fever.

Review back with above reports and some pictures of the skin lesion.
I hope this will help you.
Wishing your child good health.
Take care.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Sonia Raina
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Follow up: Dr. Deepak Patel 3 hours later
How long can an infection last?
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Answered by Dr. Deepak Patel 15 minutes later
Brief Answer:
depends on the infection type.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Welcome once again.
It depends on the type of infection, that for how much time the infection will last.
If its a viral infection, It usually last for 3 to 4 days.
If it is a bacterial infection like streptococcus infection then the infection persists till the Infection is cleared. Usually this takes around 5 to 6 days.
In case of dengue fever, there is fever for 5 to 6 days, followed by rash over body which persists for 3 to 4 days.
In typhoid, Infection persists till the patient is cured. And as the infection increases, the complications also increases like Pain abdomen, hepatitis, pancreatitis,.
In your child's case, It is necessary to do all the investigations urgently, because already 5 days have passed.

I hope this will help you.
Take care.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Sonia Raina
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Follow up: Dr. Deepak Patel 6 hours later
Yes thanks so much
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Answered by Dr. Deepak Patel 38 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Welcome

Detailed Answer:
Welcome.
It's a humble request to rate the answer and give a review so that I can help patients in a more better way.
Take care.
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