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What causes sore throat and fever in an infant?

17 month old has fever around 100 degrees, extremely sore mouth, ( will not open to let me see anything) swollen bleeding gums, fatigue, but gets up often in the night and day during naps, and diarreah. She will want a drink of water but scream in pain when she has a sip. Decreased appitite ( assuming because of the sore mouth as she is still interested in good but screams in pain when she has a bite/taste. Help! I giving her Tylenol regularly. Took her to a dr and they were not sure, thought it was viral and said to come back in 3-4 days. I want to make sure they are not missing something
Mon, 6 Oct 2014
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Hello dear,welcome to HCM forum.
Need not worry. Just see the response to antipyretic. If fever comes down in 1 to 2 days,there is nothing to worry.just keep feeding and maintain good hydration. Otherwise, thus will need re evaluation and addition of antibiotic.

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What causes sore throat and fever in an infant?

Hello dear,welcome to HCM forum. Need not worry. Just see the response to antipyretic. If fever comes down in 1 to 2 days,there is nothing to worry.just keep feeding and maintain good hydration. Otherwise, thus will need re evaluation and addition of antibiotic. Hope this answer will help. Thank you