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My eleven old has high fevers and sore throat, how can I make him feel better?

My eleven old has high fevers and sore throat, how can I make him feel better?

See the doctor.: It sounds like he needs to go to the doctor. High fever and sore throat could be just a common virus, but it also could be strep (which needs to be treated with antibiotics) or influenza (which may also need treatment). Depending on his temperature, he might need to be seen today. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of ...Read more


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I am having fever and sore throat!what to do to control it?

I am having fever and sore throat!what to do to control it?

What to do: If you have a significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see your medical provider ; get a strep throat test ; culture. Saltwater gargles are helpful. Mix a tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey ; a small amount of lemon juice is good. ...Read more

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5 days ago i had fever and sore throat. Two days later and till now, I have been experiencing really bad throat pain. No more fever. Is this normal?

5 days ago i had fever and sore throat. Two days later and till now, I have been experiencing really bad throat pain. No more fever. Is this normal?

That can happen. BUT: Did you have a strep throat test/ culture. If not, would do so. Strep throat should be treated with antibiotics. Failure to do so can lead to health complications. Take care. ...Read more

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Returning home from abroad with fever and sore throat. How to reduce the risk of infecting family members?

Returning home from abroad with fever and sore throat. How to reduce the risk of infecting family members?

Fever and Loved ones: I appreciate that you are concerned about this. We do know that the longer one is ill with these upper respiratory symptoms the less contagious one is. But, with a fever i would recommend good hygiene, good hand washing, covering your mouth if and when you cough and not kissing any one yet. Once the fever has subsided you are most likely not contagious. ...Read more

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How would you recommend i cure my fever and sore throat?

That depends: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a streph throat test. If you have streph throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future compications. Consider tylenol or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more

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How to cure fever and sore throat the natural way?

How to cure fever and sore throat the natural way?

Rest, fluids: Lots of fluids can help. Rest and activity as it feels right for your body. Zinc lozenges can help with sore throat and viruses. If your throat continues to get worse over a couple of days, in the absence of other cold symptoms, i would suggest getting a strep test done. ...Read more

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I've been coughing for weeks no fever no sore throat?

I've been coughing for weeks no fever no sore throat?

Possibilities...: Possible etiologies for your cough include bronchospasm from any cause, post-nasal drip, gerd or a combination of these factors. All of these have different treatments so you need to see your doctor for diagnosis and then treatment, especially if the cough is no better after 3 weeks. If you smoke, you need to quit today and your doctor can help with this, too. ...Read more

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I was just wondering if it is normal to experience a mild fever and sore throat from it?

I was just wondering if it is normal to experience a mild fever and sore throat from it?

URI: Upper respiratory infections may have sore throat and mild fever as symptoms. Were you asking about something more specific? If so, please re-ask question and clarify. ...Read more

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Can a fever plus sore throat equal strep?

Can a fever plus sore throat equal strep?

Not necessarily.: You need a streph test to confirm if this infection is due to streph. Sxs of strep throat can include: pain of throat; large, red tonsils with white exudates; small red dots on roof of the mouth; swollen lymph nodes on neck; fever, headache, rash, difficulty swallowing, fatigue or rash. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Throat Pain (Definition)

Throat pain is any tenderness or discomfort in the throat. This may be caused by bacterial or viral infections, or any kind of damage to the ...Read more