Suggest treatment for sore throat and fever in a child
Get him evaluated by a pediatrician to rule out streptococcal infection
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I have gone through the detail and would like to get him evaluated by a pediatrician to rule out streptococcal sore throat.
Sore throat is most commonly caused by some viral infection.Second most common cause is streptococcal infection.
While most of the viral sore throat respond to conservative management,antibiotic treatment is needed for streptococcal infection.
Strep infection can be detected by streptozyme test or throat swab.Clinical finding like inflamed and enlarged tonsils with painful neck nodes gives a clue towards strep infection.
Antipyretic like paracetamol with warm saline gargle,cough lozenges which soothen the throat and cough syrup containing anti allergic, mucolytic with bronchodilator may be needed to relieve the symptoms.
Decrease in appetite is common during any kind of febrile illness and it improves as the illness subsides.
I hope this helps.
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Wishing for your child's speedy recovery.
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