2 yr old son, 103.9f fever 1 day, runny nose, occasional cough, red throat. Flu test negative. Dr said viral but gave antibiotic. What's his sickness?
My 9 year old has had an unbreakable fever above 39 for 3 days, just getting worse instead of better. Red throat with pustules, runny nose and cough?
Time for visit. The mouth/throat is the main entry point in people for germs that cause illness. The throat findings you cite are not specific to a particular illness, but could be a simple strep throat , flu, mono or something else. There could also be any number of other things causing the fever. By 3 days in to a sustained fever it is likely to be something that requires prescribed medication.Time for a visit. Read more...