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13 yr old daughter has cough, sore throat n low fever. Throat is a little red. What could it be?

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Dr. Shalabh Bansal
Pediatrics
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In brief: Pharyngitis

Likely a pharyngitis caused by a virus; if symptomatic cares like tylenol, (acetaminophen) gargling and hydration do not help please see physician.

In brief: Pharyngitis

Likely a pharyngitis caused by a virus; if symptomatic cares like tylenol, (acetaminophen) gargling and hydration do not help please see physician.
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
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Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics

In brief: Very likely viral..

Sore throat is often caused by viral infection especially in summer. Throat lozenge for symptomatic relief and extra fluid intake are advised.

In brief: Very likely viral..

Sore throat is often caused by viral infection especially in summer. Throat lozenge for symptomatic relief and extra fluid intake are advised.
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Dr. Melvin Glover
Family Medicine

In brief: Possibly pharyngitis

Could possibly be pharyngitis, either bacterial or viral.
Many people worry about strep throat, which can cause fever, tender lymph nodes, characteristic appearance of the tonsils. However, it tends to not cause cough. Must also consider a viral infection, which can cause post-nasal drainage, which can irritate the throat and cause a cough. At any case, she should see a doctor if any concearns.

In brief: Possibly pharyngitis

Could possibly be pharyngitis, either bacterial or viral.
Many people worry about strep throat, which can cause fever, tender lymph nodes, characteristic appearance of the tonsils. However, it tends to not cause cough. Must also consider a viral infection, which can cause post-nasal drainage, which can irritate the throat and cause a cough. At any case, she should see a doctor if any concearns.
Dr. Melvin Glover
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