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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
? 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 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
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