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What causes sore throat and fever?

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Posted on Mon, 28 Jul 2014
Question: My adolescent son has a sore throat, he had fever for the past 2 days but now it's gone but the sore throat persist. What can I give him?
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Answered by Dr. Satvinder Bakshi (8 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
please ask him to gargle

Detailed Answer:
Hello

Most of the times , sore throat is due to a viral infection and needs no treatment.

His fever has gone , so it is likely that the infection is resolving , hence we can avoid unnecessary medications.

Please ask him to gargle with warm salt water 2-3 times a day and avoid spicy and cold food , it will help

He can take paracetamol 500 mg for the pain, if it is too much , otherwise he needs no other medications.

Thanks
Get well soon!!

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What causes sore throat and fever?

Brief Answer: please ask him to gargle Detailed Answer: Hello Most of the times , sore throat is due to a viral infection and needs no treatment. His fever has gone , so it is likely that the infection is resolving , hence we can avoid unnecessary medications. Please ask him to gargle with warm salt water 2-3 times a day and avoid spicy and cold food , it will help He can take paracetamol 500 mg for the pain, if it is too much , otherwise he needs no other medications. Thanks Get well soon!!