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Child had fever. Given Calpol. Coughing, throat red, swollen. Red dots on roof of mouth. Reason?

hi my son started feeling unwell last night he s 3 years old had a temperature gave him some calpol and it went down then was a bit hot again this morning he s been coughing a bit but not much just checked his throat and although it s a bit red and swollen doesnt look too bad although i noticed he has a couple of red dot s on the roof of his mouth bit like pin prick spots have u any ideas on what it could b?
Asked On : Sun, 24 Mar 2013
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thank you for your query,
your sons age and symptoms point towards strep throat.

The common symptoms of strep throat are-
1.Difficulty swallowing
2.Red and swollen tonsils, sometimes with white patches or streaks of pus
3.Tiny red spots on the soft or hard palate — the area at the back of the roof of the mouth
4.Swollen, tender lymph glands (nodes) in your neck
7.Stomachache and sometimes vomiting, especially in younger children

apart from it,other causes can be viral outbreak(chicken pox),cold sores,or just irritated minor salivary glands
i would advise you to see your dentist once for confirmation

thank you,
wishing you good health
Answered: Mon, 15 Jul 2013
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