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hi, my 5 year old daughter got a swollen throat and the irritating cough every now and then. what medicine should i give her?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Nothing specific: The throat is a common entry point for germs/viruses & kids will get them yearly. If they have cough with it a virus is more likely & they self heal. If they run fever, have a rash & or it is intense it should be tested for strep A so proper treatment can be prescribed. Comfort measures including chilled fluids, ice chips, throat lozenges are often helpful.

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