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A 37-year-old female asked about a male:

My 10 yr old son has had a sore throat/swollen glands for going on three days now. no fever or other symptoms. i dont see any redness in throat. rapid covid test negative. just complaining of constant sore throat. should i him checked by a doctor?

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Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Strep throat is common in this age group. He should be seen by an in person Dr who can do a throat swab to test for specific bacteria with the rapid strep test. If positive, he can then be treated for this infection.
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 37 years experience
Also consider mono testing, soothing fluids may relieve throat pain. Ear infections and an allergic reaction may cause throat pain. Monitor temperature and please see your pediatrician. Watch for difficulty swallowing and breathing.
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Last updated Mar 22, 2022
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