A 34-year-old female asked:

Hi my 3 year old has a very sore red throat. no cough or fever. we have been lockdown and dad and i went out shopping once a week. sanitized and kept our distance. he does have a swollen eye but the gp said it might be an insect bite.

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Probable virus: This is likely a virus, but strep can't be ruled out. I would recommend acetaminophen or ibuprofen if he has no medical condition which would not allow this, increase fluid intake, and if he develops a fever, vomiting, or sore throat is continuing to worsen, please contact his doctor again to possibly arrange to be seen or treated if indicated.
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