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A 32-year-old female asked:

3 yr old has fever and hoarse voice dried green in the nose yellow discharge from eyes in the morning. no cugh brother has strep. is this also strep?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Unlikely: Based on the symptoms you mention, a viral infection would be more likely for your 3 yr old. Depending how the diagnosis of strep was made for your older child, he may or may not have the same thing. Hope they're both feeling fine soon!
Dr. Richard Wasserman
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
No.: Strep virtually never causes nasal symptoms. Hoarse voice is virtually diagnostic, in almost every circumstance, of a viral upper respiratory tract infection. Because brother has strep, it is possible that the 3yo could have a positive strep test, but strep is not the cause of his current symptoms.

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