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Can my daughter have strep throat without a fever she has sore limp nodes sore throat and runny nose?

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Dr. Laura McMullen
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Even : Even though most people will have a fever along with strep throat, it is definitely possible to have strep without a fever. That being said, there are a lot of other illnesses that can also cause a sore throat. If you suspect that your daughter might have strep throat or if she has been exposed to it recently, take her to her doctor. They will be able to perform a throat swab and tell you whether she has it or not. Good luck!
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Yes: Sxs of strep throat can include: pain of throat; large, red tonsils w white exudates; small red dots on roof of mouth; swollen lymph nodes on neck; fever, headache, rash, difficulty swallowing, fatigue or rash. A fever is not always a symptom. Her doctor can test her for strep.

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