Youngster colds. Are really hard to evaluate and if conservative care at home (taking things to manage her fever, fluids to prevent dehydration, etc) are not working, you must go to the er to be treated. Very high temperatures can cause seizures and even injury so if you have a local doctor, ask him/her for what parameters you need to be on the look out for.
My 8 year old daughter has had a severe sore throat for 3 days now and a high fever. Took her to a doctor and basically said they can't do anything.
Hard to comment. Without knowing what they tested for or found on exam it is hard to comment on their approach.Most sore throats in kids are viral, but it is standard to do a quick strep test to see if antibiotics might help. If this was done and negative, a backup culture is done to be sure.If viral it can be many things including mono for which there is no treatment beyond supportive care. Read more...