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Du Quoin, IL
A 33-year-old female asked about a female:

6 yr old started with cough, now sore throat, runny nose and fever. her eyes started swelling shut. allergy or something else?

4 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Sore throat: See your doctor to rule out a strep throat as your child has fever and a sore throat. It could also be due to a virus but strep must be ruled out.
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Sick child: It would be good to have a little more information. I would probably ask if she been given any medication during this illness. How long symptoms have been present? If just a few days most likely a virus is reason for symptoms. If over 10 days or rapid worsening in less time a bacterial infection possible and may need antibiotics. Eye welling could be allergy if medication given. Needs evaluation.
Dr. Thomas Rothfeld
Specializes in Pediatrics
Cough = allergies?: Allergies do not present with a fever. Generally allergy season starts earlier in most areas. Cough, sore throat, fever are generally symptoms of a cold. Eye swelling can be associated with a sinus infection but generally symptoms have to last longer. Make sure she is not having any breathing difficulties. If so, call 911 immediately.
Dr. Barbara Devane
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Viral infection: Generally allergy will not cause a fever so probably an upper respiratory infection is the diagnosis. Can be contagious and needs to see a family doctor to make sure the sore throat is not bacterial infection like strep. Eyes can swell with upper respiratory infections. A cold compress over the eyes will provide relief.

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