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Child having fever, sore throat, white coating on tongue, difficulty in swallowing. Solution?

Hi,my 2 year old has had a temp of 38.3 for nearly 24 hours He has only had his happy on so not been coveted Up,we have given paracetamol he is dribbling loads as is too scared to swallow as has sore throat white coating on tongue ,been trying to give ice,ice poles ice cream and fluids and is to scared to swallow any of it
Asked On : Tue, 1 Jan 2013
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HI I have gone through your mail as you said your two years old child had suddenly developed fever with difficulty in swallowing directs us to think about acute pharyngitis there may or maynot be associated acute tonsillitis,you have also noticed white coating of tongue thus physical examination of throat of your child is must therefore you should contact your E.N.T.Specialist for examination of your child,and you should also go for these basic investigations like- (1) throat swab for KLB (diptheria), (2) throat swab for culture & sensitivity,(3) blood - CBC, ESR, blood sugar.On the basis of physical findings and reports of investigations one can reach to correct diagnosis only than final treatment can be decided. I hope by thisway your problum will be solved. Thanks.
Answered: Wed, 2 Jan 2013
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