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A 29-year-old female asked:

I had b-hemolytic strep group a since 3 days my son 5 yrs had the same symptoms as mine and white spots on his throat should he take the same medicato?

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
Get a diagnosis : First by quick-strep or throat culture at his pediatrician's office. If he has group a strep, be sure to give him all of his medicine as prescribed by his pediatrician. At his age, he is susceptible to to developing rheumatic fever from inadequate treatment if the strain of group a strep he has can cause it.
Dr. Joanne Peck
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Maybe, maybe not: Adults can take some medicines that are not safe for children, and a child's dose is almost always different from yours, especially at five. Your son may well have strep and probably needs medicine; call your doctor and ask what to do. Taking medicine prescribed for someone else is not a good idea.

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