Sore throat fever headache Three times in five months for 15 year old son. Strep once. Now bronchitis w 99, 9 fever and headache. CBC NML.?

Mgt. An inbox consultation is available, but one possible cause is colonization of his upper airway with bacteria or resistant infection which is partially treated and then recurs.

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