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Posted on Mon, 14 Aug 2017 in Infections
Question: My 3 year old son's glands in his neck were noticeably swollen on Sunday. He has had a cough and low grade fever of 100 during the day, but at night he feels like he is on fire. We are in the fourth day? I brought him to the Doctor on Monday and was told he has a viral infection and it needs to run its course. My son won't take anything like ibuprofen. I've tried in all the available forms, except the suppository. Why isn't there a flavorless product available for consumers? Anyway, should I take my son in for a second opinion?
Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 28 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Reactive lymph node enlargement usually subside with infection control.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear

Thanks for using Healthcaremagic.com
I have evaluated your query thoroughly .

* This is reactionary lymph gland enlargement due to respiratory infection .

* It usually resolves with the recovery of the infection .
There are best products available in various delicious flavors for pediatric age
group including antibiotics and others .

Kindly provide further details so that I can answer your query completely .

1. Details of all medications given since 4 days with dose .
2. Change in temperature spikes since onset of day 1 .
3. Associated features intensity , food intake , playfulness .

Awaiting for your response .

Regards .
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
Follow up: Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 26 minutes later
I have given him some Motrin mixed in with juice. He won't take it alone and he isn't normally a juice drinker. I have also tried allergy medicine the same way. He has caught on to the flavor even though I have tried fruity and grape. If I had something with out any flavor I could put it in his milk. It has been more than 24 hours since I could get any kind of medicine in him.

It sounds like you think he has a respiratory infection. Should I take him in for an antibiotic prescription?

His play has been less than usual. Nights have been terrible and very hard to rest because of the fevers.
Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Definite respiratory infection,must start antibiotic to heal faster.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for the details .

* There are enough evidences of fever with lymph node enlargements to prove it
as respiratory infection .

* My recommendations for his best recovery

- He must require proper antibiotic for control of infection by his doctor .
- Supportive care in form of

* Plenty of liquids preferably boiled water , boiled milk .
* Soft , light diet .
* Avoid excess sugar , any candies , ice creams , junk stuffs .
* Maintain oral hygiene .
* Maintain room temperature according to his comfort .
* Keep a check he does not put stuffs with germs over it as toys or else to
increase the chances of infection .
* Protect from exposure to house dust or outside pollen .

- Most important of all is tender loving care of a mother to heal faster .

Hope this will help you .
Welcome for further queries .

Wishing your XXXXXXX fine recovery .
Regards .
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