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What To Give Preteen With Headache Sore Throat
If a child (6year-old) has fiever (39°c), complains of a sore throat and a headache, do I give him some over-the counter meds, or does he need a doctor?
The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My husband is sick with headache, cough & sore throat. He's taking dayquil & nyquil & also halls. Will this help him or should he take something else?
Seasonal flu: It is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. If there is no improvement or sore throat is severe or lasts longer than another week, or you are getting joint pain; see your pcp for evaluation. Hope it helps. ...Read more
Infection: Common viral & bacterial infections as well as some toxin exposures can cause Headaches/neck aches/sore throat.Treatment can be symptomatic - NSAIDS like ibuprofen or naproxen (stay away from aspirin-still a risk for Reyes syndrome, even in adults). If it is severe or lasts more than a few days, definitely consult your doctor.Antibiotic/antiviral treatment may be in order. ...Read more
? Step throat: The symptoms may be due to strep throat but if symptoms persist more than 24 hours, it would be best to see a physician and find out. There is no substitute for a face to face evaluation. In the meantime treat the symptoms with fluids, approved over the counter meds based on age and weight. Don't wait 24 hours if symptoms continue to worsen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
May be viral: Infection or strep, etc. For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician ; get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. ...Read more
May be strep: A very sore throat and headache along with fever and few or no other symptoms is common with strep throat, which requires antibiotics for treatment. If you are having a stiff neck or difficulty touching your chin to your chest, go in now - even if you must go to the emergency room. Meningitis can appear this way. Lgromkomd. ...Read more
Probably viral....: If there is no significant fever, your symptoms point to a viral syndrome. Unfortunately, these viral infections have to run their course since there is no medicine to cure them. The only treatment, besides plenty of fluids and rest, is treating the symptoms-example Acetaminophen for the aches/pains, throat lozenges/spray for the sore throat, etc. It will run its course in about 5-10 days. ...Read more
See a doctor: Any illness that manifests itself with shortness of breath as one of the symptoms should prompt rapid assessment by a professional. Please see someone soon. ...Read more
What to do if i cannot move much, I have a headache, a sore throat, neck pain, what's wrong with me?
See a Doctor: There are many possibilities her but it could be serious and you should see a doctor. ...Read more
I have headaches that always stary with sore throat then travel up back of necto my head 3 day straight?
Cannot diagnose: See your local pcp and get examined. The internet is no place to diagnose without exams. ...Read more
Woke up this morning w/ sore throat and achy body. Still sore throat, achy body, headaches, and really tired, no energy or appetite. ?
Probably Viral Infec: Most of these sore throats associated with headache and body ache are caused by the viruses.And they are self limiting with symptomatic treatment if needed with Tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprophen.Rest and fluids. But if you have fever and sore throat is really bad,then I will suggest that you have it checked by your Family Doctor to rule out Strep Infection,because that requires treatment with Antibiotics ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My husband had fever, sore throat cold and headaches for almost a week. Now I have it from him. What could this be and how do I treat it?
Probably a viral : Infection. If it persists, call your doctor. If not, get plenty of rest and stay hydrated. ...Read more
A bug bit me 2 weeks ago and last week i had a sore throat and.Headache and i felt achy. Could it be an allergic reaction? Or was it late 4 that?
Bug but not allergy: Unlikely from the bite assuming not a dear tick. Probably a viral uri. ...Read more
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