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Child having fever, yellowish blisters in the throat, swollen tonsils. Is it a strep infection? Dark spot on top of the blisters

My daughter is 10 years old and has a fever , about 101, and nasty yellow blisters on the back of her throat , tonsils look swollen as well. I m assuming this is strep , but my concern is the dark spot on top of one of the blisters. Looks like maybe dried blood? Almost looks black. This is the worst throat I ve ever seen. I am super granola , and HATE antibiotics , however I m not over-the-top unreasonable either. Any ideas what would cause the spot? I plan on a doctor visit tomorrow, just wondering....
Asked On : Fri, 24 Aug 2012
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Hi there.

Thanks for writing in.

She would most likely require antibiotics. It is good that your daughter has an appointment with the doctor.

In the meantime , you could give her panadol or tylenol for kids, which will take care of the fever as well as sore throat . Give her plenty of slightly warm fluids to drink. Not too hot fluids, as it might hurt, since her throat and tonsils are already inflammed. Do warm saline gargles 4-5 times a day.

Hope this helps.

Dr. Divya Kuttikrishnan

Answered: Fri, 24 Aug 2012
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