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How would you care for a 11 year old child with a sore throat?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: 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

In brief: 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
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Provide relief
Gargling with salt water or a solution of half peroxide half mouthwash can provide symptom relief.
A warm cloth around the neck can also help decrease pain. See your doctor if it persists or is severe. Strep throat can get prompt relief with antibiotics. Homeopathic remedies can also help when you get the specifics of the symptoms. This applies to anyone with a sore throat as well.

In brief: Provide relief
Gargling with salt water or a solution of half peroxide half mouthwash can provide symptom relief.
A warm cloth around the neck can also help decrease pain. See your doctor if it persists or is severe. Strep throat can get prompt relief with antibiotics. Homeopathic remedies can also help when you get the specifics of the symptoms. This applies to anyone with a sore throat as well.
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Dr. Cornelia Franz
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