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    What causes sore throat, low grade fever, congestion, swollen glands and fatigue?

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Posted on Mon, 31 Jul 2017 in Child Health
Question: Hello,
My sixteen year old daughter is experiencing A very sore throat, a low fever, congestion and a sore neck with swollen glands and fatigue. I don't see a rash. This started after she went swimming at a public pool.
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Answered by Dr. Diptanshu Das 22 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Gargling with lukewarm water should help.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

I have gone through your query carefully and understand your concerns for your daughter.

Such sore throat can be caused due to some viruses like Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) (causes mono), or some bacteria like Streptococcus (causes Strep throat).

Irrespective of the cause, you need to do is to gargle with lukewarm water and recovery will occur in a week or so. Treatment with antibiotics might also be essential. The fatigue may persist for a couple of days. Please be patient. Just give Paracetamol or Acetaminophen if needed.

Please be patient. Let me know if I could help further.

Regards


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