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What causes headache with low grade fever?

My son has been feeling unwell now for several days with aches and pains, headache and low grade temperature. He has a very painful sore throat and this morning it really hurts when he yawns. He has had a couple of episodes of tonsilitis in the past which have been cured very quickly with antibiotics. I have looked in his throat and it is very red but I can't see anything else. Should he see a doctor?
Wed, 20 Jul 2016
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Hi welcome to HCM...

Your child having fever and sore throat ...

You can't visualize his posterior pharynx .so infection is severe and yes doctor consultation needed .....

You might have acute tonsillar enlargement or acute pharyngitis like infection....
Proper mouth and pharynx examination needed to rule out Ludwig angina like infection of floor of mouth ...

Doctor may give your child short term steroid as inflammatory swelling more ...

If infection seems severe and CBC shows neutrophilia intravenous antibiotic for three days might given by ceftriaxone drug ...

Meanwhile give him semisolid foods ...
Less spicy foods ...
More water ....
Salt water gargles done ...

Advise : consult ER or physician

Take care ....
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