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What Causes Body Pain, Fever And Nasal Congestion In A Child?

My 13 year old daughter has flu like symptoms...aches all over, fever of 101.9, sore throat, headache, stuffy/runny nose, chills alternating with sweating. She had a flu shot. She started feeling ill about 8 hours ago. Could this be the flu? Would she be a candidate for Tamiflu?
Thu, 28 Apr 2016
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Hi dear ,

Welcome to HCM,

As per your query you have body pain, fever and nasal congestion in a child . The symptoms you mention in query are pointing toward a condition like viral . Well this goes away in few days by its own , take steam twice a day and drink warm water with honey and lemon . But if it is getting worse then consult ENT specialist for proper checkup . Doctor may order blood test , viral culture test and throat swab test to confirm the diagnosis and rule out causes like scarlet fever or strep throat as you mention in query . Doctor may prescribe anti viral drug , decongestants and mucolytic agent . For now do warm saline gargles and take steam .

Hope your concern has been resolved.

Get Well Soon.
Best Wishes,
Dr. Harry Maheshwari
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What Causes Body Pain, Fever And Nasal Congestion In A Child?

Hi dear , Welcome to HCM, As per your query you have body pain, fever and nasal congestion in a child . The symptoms you mention in query are pointing toward a condition like viral . Well this goes away in few days by its own , take steam twice a day and drink warm water with honey and lemon . But if it is getting worse then consult ENT specialist for proper checkup . Doctor may order blood test , viral culture test and throat swab test to confirm the diagnosis and rule out causes like scarlet fever or strep throat as you mention in query . Doctor may prescribe anti viral drug , decongestants and mucolytic agent . For now do warm saline gargles and take steam . Hope your concern has been resolved. Get Well Soon. Best Wishes, Dr. Harry Maheshwari