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Child having fever, swollen lymph nodes in neck, headache, sore throat. Taking Ibuprofen. Not responding to medication

My 6 year old daughter has had a fever for the past three days. Fever gets as high as 102.6 and with ibuprofen down to 99.6, but only for a short time. Lymph nodes in neck and jaw are swollen, headache , scratchy throat and now complaining that both sides of her jaw hurts to open. Im treating with fluids and ibuprofen (10ml as needed)
Asked On : Sat, 7 Jul 2012
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thanks for writing to health care magic

enlargement of lymph nodes and scratchy throat indicate infection of the throat.

So one should get a throat examination done......... get a throat swab for culture and further if there is any infection start on antibiotics.
If there are any danger signs like poor feeding, vomiting lethargy, decreased activity etc it is a emergency and one should rush to the hospital immediately
Hope this helps

take care

Answered: Sat, 2 Mar 2013
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