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Daughter, 9, is complaining of terrible sore throat, temp hovering at just below 101, body aches. Should I take her to doc or wait it out?

Call your pediatrici. This is best answered by your pediatrician. It could be strept or viral. Read more...
Take her tomorrow. Give it the night and see how she feels in the morning. If no better, she needs at least to get tested for strep throat. Also, based on the doctors exam, they may suspect other things that could cause a really bad sore throat such as mono. In the meantime, honey in warm tea, salt water gargles, local sprays to soothe throat and oral pain relievers are helpful. Read more...

I have had a sore throat and hoarseness for over a week. Started with headache/body aches. Throat is worse in the am. Should I see my dr?

Doctor can evaluate. New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or mild flu (antibiotics are not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away in a day or two (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat lozenges and tylenol (acetaminophen) can decrease throat pain, for 1-2 days. Read more...

One cervical lynphonode gets bigger and painful. No toothache, no sore throat. Should I see a doctor? Thanks

Yes. You should have a physician examine you to determine the cause for the swollen and painful lymph node, and for any treatment as indicated. Read more...
See your PCP. If the lymph node enlargement is unexplained and painful, it may need to undergo an observation for 3 to 4 weeks by your PCP. Read more...