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Dr. Howard Schneider Dr. Schneider
Dentistry - Pediatric
30 years in practice
University of London, United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy's and St. Thomas's Hospitals
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My 4 year old son has a sore throat and bad cough. What should I do?

My 4 year old son has a sore throat and bad cough. What should I do?

Pediatrician: Call your pediatrician for an appointment. In the meantime keep them well hydrated and resting in bed.

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Dr. Clifton Schermerhorn Dr. Schermerhorn
General Practice
36 years in practice
American University of the Caribbean
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My 4 year old son has a very sore throat and has a rash on the roof of his mouth, should I take him to docs before christmas?

My 4 year old son has a very sore throat and has a rash on the roof of his mouth, should I take him to docs before christmas?

Probably: If there is a question in your mind, and it seems to be getting worse or not improving, . ...Especially if he has a fever. I would opt for taking him in for a check....If nothing but for your own peace of mind..

Dr. Bin Sung Dr. Sung
Pediatrics
30 years in practice
National Cheng Kung University College of Medicine
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Dr. Barbara Lavi Dr. Lavi
Clinical Psychology
31 years in practice
University of Massachusetts Medical School
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My 4 year old is sick and every time he coughs he screams from pain from his sore throat. Is there anything he can take for throat pain?

My 4 year old is sick and every time he coughs he screams from pain from his sore throat. Is there anything he can take for throat pain?

As a mother, my: Instinct would be to take the child to an urgent care clinic. It sounds like the pain is unusually severe and I would want a doctor to take a look as soon as possible.

Dr. Johanna Fricke Dr. Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
46 years in practice
University of Alabama School of Medicine
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Can eating disorder and recently fever and sore throat cause a slight increase of heart rate to a 4 year old boy?

Can eating disorder and recently fever and sore throat cause a slight increase of heart rate to a 4 year old boy?

Eating disorders,: anorexia & bulimia, are rare in 4-year-old boys. If his height, weight & head circumference are not following their %iles on growth curves or he has pediatric undernutrition, weight-for-length < 5th % ile, he needs an evaluation for a medical cause. If okay, see healthychildren. Org for healthy diet at 4 years. Fever can increase heart rate. Fever + sore throat require a throat culture for "strep"

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Dr. Katharine Cox Dr. Cox
Pediatrics - Emergency Medicine
41 years in practice
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My 4year old said she had a sore throat and it hurts is there something I can do to eased the pain I think she is gettin chicken pots to?

My 4year old said she had a sore throat and it hurts is there something I can do to eased the pain I think she is gettin chicken pots to?

Yes: Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen will help with pain. She requires an assessment for possible strep. Strep requires an antibiotic. Chicken pox is a virus which she should have been immunized for. I hope she feels better soon

Dr. Oscar Novick Dr. Novick
Pediatrics
54 years in practice
University of Bern Faculty of Medicine
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My 4year old say she has a sore throat and it hurt she doesn't want to see a doctor is there somethin I can do? 2 days now.

My 4year old say she has a sore throat and it hurt she doesn't want to see a doctor is there somethin I can do? 2 days now.

Sore throat: You are setting a poor precedent, if you let you child tell you how to act. If your child has a sore throat for two days she deserves to be seen depite her wishes

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Dr. Mohamed Bahr Dr. Bahr
General Practice
27 years in practice
Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine
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My 4yr old has a sore throat and a rash all over his body that's getting worse?

My 4yr old has a sore throat and a rash all over his body that's getting worse?

See doctor: It is important to decide if the child is acutely unwell as he may have serious infection in the flap in the back of your throat, diphtheria or abscess in the throat especially if there is swelling to one side. The rash can be from viral illness of from other more serious causes as septicaemia. Recent history of medication intake is important especially if the rash on the skin is sever see doctor

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Dr. Powlin Manuel Dr. Manuel
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
47 years in practice
Kerala University, Medical College Thiruvananthapuram
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A 4yr old has a cough and now sound like a "seal". Can this be whooping cough? Sneezing since tuesday. Mild cough then, but seems to have progressed. Slight chills, along with a sore throat. Seems very sleepy today.

A 4yr old has a cough and now sound like a "seal". Can this be whooping cough? Sneezing since tuesday. Mild cough then, but seems to have progressed. Slight chills, along with a sore throat. Seems very sleepy today.

More: More likely the child is suffering from croup. Croup is caused by swelling of larynx, which is due to a viral infection, such as parainfluenza virus. Whooping cough has a typical whoop, which a prolonged sighing like sound at the end of a cough spell. Whooping cough last for many weeks. Powlin v. Manuel md, mba, ms.

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Dr. Michael Sayegh Dr. Sayegh
Ophthalmology
23 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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My 4yo daughter has had a sore throat for 6+ weeks. Fatigue and her little eyes look like they are sinking in.?

My 4yo daughter has had a sore throat for 6+ weeks. Fatigue and her little eyes look like they are sinking in.?

Dehydration: Beware of dehydration, children and the elderly are especially prone to this when ill. Make sure to keep her hydrated!

Dr. Colton Bradshaw Dr. Bradshaw
Pediatrics
years in practice
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport
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4 yo son recently diagnosis with strep (+ rapid) fever and sore throat are getting better after 24 hrs of abx. No cold symptoms but now has dry cough; related?

4 yo son recently diagnosis with strep (+ rapid) fever and sore throat are getting better after 24 hrs of abx. No cold symptoms but now has dry cough; related?

Maybe, maybe not.: Typically strep throat alone rarely produces cough--there is almost always something else involved when a cough joins an infected throat such an a sinus infection or 2nd illness (not previously appreciated until the strep begins to improve) such as mycoplasma. The antibiotic for strep will not treat mycoplasma infection; therefore, the best advice is to call your md noting this change in symptoms.

Dr. Alan Levine Dr. Levine
Pediatrics
30 years in practice
University of Graz Faculty of Medicine
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Dr. Michael Amster Dr. Amster
Pediatrics
years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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9 year old sore throat what to do?

9 year old sore throat what to do?

Get it looked at: For a 9 year old, a slightly sore throat could be post nasal drip or just a viral throat infection. However, if there is notable fatigue, pain with swallowing, enlarged lymph nodes, cough, or prolonged symptoms (more than 3-4 days), then you should have him tested for strep throat. For now, warm liquids or cold as preferred, Motrin or tylenol, (acetaminophen) and rest.

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Dr. Debra Tang Dr. Tang
Pediatrics
20 years in practice
Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California
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What to give one year old for sore throat?

What to give one year old for sore throat?

Sore throat: You can give him/her some tylenol (acetaminophen) or motrin. Make sure you're giving him/her plenty of fluids. If he/she isn't better in a few days, take him/her to see his/her primary care provider.

Dr. Oscar Novick Dr. Novick
Pediatrics
54 years in practice
University of Bern Faculty of Medicine
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What to give a one year old for sore throat?

What to give a one year old for sore throat?

Ice cream or popsicl: Without more information ice cream or popsicles are very soothing.

Dr. Brian Affleck Dr. Affleck
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
26 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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What can my 16 year old take for severe sore throat?

What can my 16 year old take for severe sore throat?

Sore throat: Try gargling salt water. If it's very red or there is pus on the throat or tonsils, this should be evaluated as he could have infection that warrants antibiotics.

David Miller Dr. Miller
Family Medicine
6 years in practice
Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences
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What can I give my 13 teen year old sore throat headache?

What can I give my 13 teen year old sore throat headache?

Treat symptoms: Nsaids (advil) or tylenol (acetaminophen) for headache and fever (if present), chloroseptic for the throat pain. Warm salt water & listerine gargle also soothes sore throat. (s)he also needs to see the doc to be tested for group a strep, which causes "strep throat." if present, it needs to be treated promptly to prevent rheumatic fever, a rare but serious complication of untreated strep throat.

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Dr. Alan Mease Dr. Mease
Pediatrics
44 years in practice
University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine
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Which medicine can I give a one year old with a sore throat?

Which medicine can I give a one year old with a sore throat?

Pain: The question is why do you think he/she has throat pain? It the baby feeding poorly, does he have any other symptoms, does he have a fever, is he irritable and crying and is he teething? An appropriate dose of Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen can help in the short term but the baby should be examined to determine the cause of the symptom.

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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How would you care for a 11 year old child with a sore throat?

How would you care for a 11 year old child with a sore throat?

Take in for testing: Even strep throat can gradually improve with simple home remedies, but that doesn't cancel the risk. You have from 5-10 days from the first fever to treat strep & avoid kidney, heart or brain complications of issues like rheumatic fever. This complication affects about 1/200, but is insidious in nature & cannot be reversed if it starts.Throat lozenges, gargling or throat sprays can help temporarily

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