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Child having throat pain, bad cough causing disturbed sleep, warmness im mouth. Treatment?

my 2.5yr old son has been coughing at really bad night and in the morning so much to where he s not getting much sleep. He complains his mouth is hot and his throat hurts. His tonsils don t look swollen but he has dark vein like lines on the right tonsil that arent usually there. I don t knoq what it could be and his doctor is closed today.
Asked On : Sat, 26 May 2012
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Welcome to Healthcaremagic.

The problem your child has could be pharyngitis and is very common in that age .

He has to be put on treatment with antibiotics and you may have to meet a paediatrician for the same.

Meanwhile give him steam inhalation with eucalyptus in it which will soothen the throat mucosa and provide him some relief.

wish you good health.
Answered: Sat, 26 May 2012
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