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my eleven old has high fevers and sore throat, how can i make him feel better?

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Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics 36 years experience
See the doctor.: It sounds like he needs to go to the doctor. High fever and sore throat could be just a common virus, but it also could be strep (which needs to be treated with antibiotics) or influenza (which may also need treatment). Depending on his temperature, he might need to be seen today.
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Warmth: Many times sore throat pain can be relieved with a warm cloth around the neck. Gargling with either salt water or mouthwash mixed 50-50 with peroxide (do not swallow...Just gargle) can be helpful. Homeopathic remedies can be helpful as well. Homeopathic remedies like belladonna can provide relief for a sore throat that was sudden in onset.
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Provided original answer
If the sore throoat persisits more then 24-48 hours have him seen and tested for strep throat. Antibiotics provide swift relief for a strep throat.
Jan 11, 2012
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Soothing ice cream: Once you've seen the doctor give him ice cream and popsicles to eat.

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