A 37-year-old female asked:
My daughter has strep symptoms. headaches spots on throat very red very painful had fever but tests negative for strep. what else is possible?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Most are viral: The major entry portal for germs to the body is the mouth. Germs that come in on food or contaminated fingers touch the tonsils on their way in & can adhere & begin to grow, producing infection. Most sore throats are various viruses that will self heal over time. The main problem comes in assuring that the kid takes in enough fluid to keep from dehydrating.
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Last updated Apr 27, 2013
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