A 45-year-old male asked:
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my 2 year old son has a sore throat and is refusing to eat and drink. what should i do?

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Have it evaluated : You may want to get him evaluated at his doc's or urgent care prior to the weekend.If strep, treatment can start, if not they can advise you on ways to soothe the throat & maintain oral intake until the process improves.
Answered on Mar 29, 2013
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
38 years experience Pediatrics
Cool foods : Try popsicles, ice cream, jello.. Anything that is cold wil act as a temporal analgesic and will allow your child to stay hydrated. If you have given him something for pain and he refuses all fluids, watch for signs of dehydration and consult your doc. Make sure you are not dealing with something else such as strep.
Answered on Apr 24, 2016
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