A 40-year-old female asked:
my son has itchy throat. temp of 99.9. overall tired and wants wants to sleep. he is 16. should he be seen or ok to wait? sound like like the flu?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Heidi Fowler answered
24 years experience Psychiatry
This could be a: Viral infection. Influenza usually makes people feel very ill. For sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a neti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect ; mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey ; a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. It's ok to wait.
Answered on Jan 20, 2014
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