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My 2 yr daughter has a fever and has swollen lymph nodes and red throat with white spots and now has mouth sores. Does that sound like strep throat ?
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Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree
In brief: Maybe
This can be strep throat or a viral pharyngitis (such as coxsackie).
She should be seen by her doctor and have a strep test done to determine if this is strep throat.

In brief: Maybe
This can be strep throat or a viral pharyngitis (such as coxsackie).
She should be seen by her doctor and have a strep test done to determine if this is strep throat.
Dr. Jenny Sung
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Dr. Lauren Romeo
Wound care
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Possibly.
You will need a throat culture to determine if it is strep versus something else.
Take the child to a doctor to be examined.

In brief: Possibly.
You will need a throat culture to determine if it is strep versus something else.
Take the child to a doctor to be examined.
Dr. Lauren Romeo
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
If there are "sores", whitish ulcerations of the mucous membranes of the mouth, it is likely to be one of a few viral illnesses that can be quite painful. It's definitely worth getting it diagnosed. Keeping him well-hydrated is important.
Dr. Scott Diede
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: See doctor
It could be, but mouth sores usually do not go with strep throat - they are usually caused by a virus.
Is she eating and drinking ok? Given her age, i would bring her into her doctor to get checked.

In brief: See doctor
It could be, but mouth sores usually do not go with strep throat - they are usually caused by a virus.
Is she eating and drinking ok? Given her age, i would bring her into her doctor to get checked.
Dr. Scott Diede
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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics
In brief: No mouth sores
Unlikely, strep usually don't cause, mouth sores.
As suggested, see your doctor and establish a diagnosis. A viral infection is more likely.

In brief: No mouth sores
Unlikely, strep usually don't cause, mouth sores.
As suggested, see your doctor and establish a diagnosis. A viral infection is more likely.
Dr. Oscar Novick
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